100 days: Nigeria’s situation getting worse under Tinubu – Omotehinse

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The President, Centre for Human and Socio-Economic Rights (CHSR), Comrade Alex Omotehinse, has said that 100 days of  President Bola Tinubu has not brought any significant progress to Nigerians.

The activist and public affairs analyst stated that Tinubu appeared to have continued from where his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, stopped.

Omotehinse said this in an interview with The Sun.

“The 100 days of the present administration under President Bola Tinubu cannot be said to have brought or recorded any significant progress, we have not seen any positive new development apart from what we have been witnessing from the last administration.

“One can even say and correctly too, that in most areas things are even getting worse than it used to be,” the CHSR president said.

He noted that under Tinubu insecurity has increased in the North West, North Central and other political zones.

“Sometimes in the last administration, the president said they have won the war against insurgency and we saw there was a reduction before he left, but for some weeks now we have witnessed increase in violence in North-Central, Northwest etc, which shows that in the area of security you cannot score this administration a pass mark because they have not done well in that area.

“It is obvious and in the news too that the economy is on its knees,” he said.

He said that Tinubu came on board with threats to Nigerians with fuel subsidy removal announcement on his inauguration day.

Describing fuel subsidy as the only benefit Nigerians are getting from its government, Omotehinse said, “With the removal you can see that the level of hardship has increased, transportation rate has increased and becoming unbearable, inflation in food prices, the bashing of the naira is getting funny and this shows that this administration has not encouraged Nigerians and a huge disappointment for those who voted for Mr. President.

“In their imagination, those who voted for the president believed that being an experienced politician there was going to be a shift in government approach to governance from what we had under the previous government of President Buhari administration. But that does not seem to be so. 

I have been saying it time and time again that Nigeria has been pushed to a stage whereby we now use a present administration to praise a previous one because every coming administration introduces new hardship that will make us see a previous administration as better.

“In terms of the naira exchange rate you can see where we are dangerously heading to.

“The Nigerian state in the last 100 days, you cannot point to one or two relevant things that have been done by this administration to impart positively on Nigerians.

“The performance so far is unsatisfactory, it is woeful.”

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