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BREAKING: Tinubu Becoming More Insensitive to Nigerians’ Plight, Directionless – APC Chieftain

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A former National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has stated that President Bola Tinubu is becoming increasingly insensitive to the plight of citizens.

According to him, in less than 10 months since Tinubu’s assumption of office, prices of practically everything have skyrocketed. For instance, a 50kg bag of rice, which used to cost about N28,000 in May 2023, is now around N70,000 as of February 2024.

Lukman, in a statement released in Abuja, noted that a 50kg bag of maize, which used to be N16,000, is now more than N60,000; a 10-litre container of groundnut oil, previously N10,200, now goes for more than N21,000, while a 10-litre container of palm oil, which was N7,000, is now more than N12,000.

The APC chieftain stated that all these price hikes are due to President Tinubu’s government’s decision to remove subsidy on petroleum products and float the naira exchange rate.

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“As a result, a litre of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) has increased to N670 from N189. A litre of Kerosene increased to N1,300 from N1,000. A 12kg Cooking Gas cylinder increased to N12,500 from N3,800. The exchange rate of the Naira is now hovering around N1,500 to the US Dollar from about N700. Given all these, citizens’ incomes have plummeted to less than 25% of its value before May 2023.

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