Dele Farotimi, a lawyer and political analyst, claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government’s subsidised palliative strategy shows a lack of concern for common Nigerians.
This was said by Farotimi during a Friday interview with Arise Television.
He claims that the measures have not effectively addressed the needs and reality of Nigeria’s common people.
The political activist stressed that the APC lacks the motivation to improve Nigerians’ quality of life by describing policy as a representation of a rift between the federal government and the populace.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) decided on palliative measures for Nigerians during a meeting on Thursday.
Governors from the 36 states that make up the Federation were present at the Vice President Kashim Shettima-led NEC meeting, and it was decided that cash transfers would be handled through state social registers rather than the federal social registers, subject to state-specific requirements.
This comes just a few days after President Bola Tinubu suggested giving N8,000 to 12 million low-income households in Nigeria for a period of six months in order to lessen the impact of the elimination of fuel subsidies on Nigerians.
The transfer of funds to low-income households, according to the President, will benefit an additional 60 million people.