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“One of the most retrogressive I have ever seen” – Rhodes-Vivour blasts Tinubu’s govt

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has stated that the Bola Tinubu-led administration is one of the most retrogressive he has have ever seen.

Rhodes-Vivour made the comment in an interview with the Daily Sun newspaper published today.

His words: ”For me, I’ve witnessed, in the past one year, one of the most retrogressive governments I’ve ever seen, at least, in my short time on this planet earth and in my consciousness of politics and governance.

”We have a situation where inflation is at an all-time high, unemployment at an all-time high, so many companies are shutting down just because they cannot afford to pay salaries, and their sales are at an all-time low while prices of commodities are at an all-time high.

”The level of poverty and hunger is at an all-time high. The multi-national ministries that are supposed to help us tackle this multidimensional poverty facing Nigerians, those in charge are indicted or linked to corruption. They are supposed to help the people but they end up helping their pockets or bank accounts.

”You have a situation where a government that should be focused on driving a productive economy is constantly peddling propaganda and rumours, such that you don’t even know what to believe. This does not help in building trust between the government and the people.

”You can do your politics based on propaganda, but you cannot govern based on propaganda, otherwise you ruin the trust between the government and the people.

”We have a situation where the federal government is meddling into state affairs. You can see what is going on in Kano right now regarding the ‘emir-ship’ tussle.”

He added that with Nigeria’s current interest rate at 26 per cent, no business can survive in such an environment.

He further stated that he had not seen any sign of empathy from the president.

”He doesn’t even seem to be aware of what is going on in the country,” he stated.

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  1. Key things the president ,the governor’s and local chairman need to act fast on are listed below:
    1.price control
    Price control is the ability of the president down to the governors as well as the chairman of every local Government need to buy agricultural finished product from the farmers and sell it at lower price to we ciizen to consume
    2. Every goods imported from abroad especially food and drugs should be free to land .
    3.clothes industery should be available to encourage the fashion deaigners in our country.
    4.car producing State should be encourage and be patronize for its continuity.
    5.Every private company or industries producing essential commodity should be granted free tax or low tax.
    6.Every of our money should have purchasing power either small thing or big.
    7.our money should not be printed base on its physical value but it should be printed base on it’s ability to purchase something tangible.i.e,#5,#10,#20 all this currency should be able to purchase something tangible.
    8.petrol,kerosine,diesel should be something count as alternative for electric vehicles .
    9.Electricity should be generated by either individual or government by encouraging solar power genearating company to invest and Nigerian can benefit with tax free.

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