- Labour minister (state) Keyamo has spoken on President Buhari's "tough policies"
- The minister said in a tweet that though the tough policies may not be what Nigerians want, they are "what we need"
- Keyamo hinted that the tough policies are important as Nigeria had taken the wrong turn many years ago
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The minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has made a key statement regarding the "tough policies" being introduced by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
"The tough policies of PMB may not be what we WANT, but they're what we NEED to retrace our steps. We took a wrong turn many yrs ago," he tweeted.
Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had made the statement in August 2015, a few months after President Buhari's first term election.
The minister, however, recalled the statement again in a tweet on Monday, September 7, one year after the president's re-election.
"I said this exactly 5 years ago. There is no better time to recall it than now," he tweeted, quoting his 2015 tweet.
Keyamo hinted that the tough policies are important as Nigeria had taken the wrong turn many years ago.
Legit.ng notes that the minister's tweet follows the introduction of some policies perceived by Nigerians to be harsh.
One of them is the removal of a fuel subsidy which has led to an increase in the price of petrol.
Also, the president's search for an improvement in the electricity sector has recently led to an increase in electricity tariffs.
These, among others, have caused heated reactions from Nigerians against the Buhari-led government in the past few days.
For instance, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the hike in the price of fuel and electricity tariffs, describing it an unpardonable assault against the economic interests of long-suffering citizens.
In a statement signed by its director on Sunday, September 6, Idayat Hassan, the CDD berated the government for the hike especially as Nigerians battle with the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The civil society group, therefore, called on Nigerians to brace up and resist the price hikes using all constitutional options.
Similarly, Gani Adams has berated the federal government for the increase in petrol price. The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland lamented that this decision will have a negative economic effect on Nigerians.
The Yoruba leader, therefore, called on President Buhari to immediately reverse the hike.
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