The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, delivered a scathing critique of the economic policies implemented by the government of President Bola Tinubu during the 21st Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja on Thursday.
Speaking on the theme “Tinubu’s Economic Reforms: Gainers and Losers,” Ajaero asserted that the government’s measures have inflicted more pain and hardship on Nigerians.
Ajaero specifically pointed to the controversial decision to hike the price of petrol under the guise of eliminating the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
He argued that the government was not spending from its coffers to provide PMS to Nigerians, emphasizing that the policy was not based on truth.
As reported by Punch, he accused the government of misleading the public, stating that any policy not rooted in truth lacks integrity and validity.
“What it does mean is that the policy was not based on the truth. Nigerians were lied to and any policy that is not based on the truth is built on the wrong foundation therefore fails the test of integrity and will suffer validity thus the buy-in of the majority of Nigerians. It is not difficult to identify the gainers and the losers in all this. The masses that I represent are the losers.” He said.