“It is ridiculous to compare Nigeria with Saudi, Dubai, or any other country, not even in Africa. With the natural resources that we have we could rule the world, but government is not interested. THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS COMPARISON BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING FRAUD AND THE IMPOVERISHMENT”
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has condemned the comparison made by the federal government in its address earlier today.
TUC in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, said the comparison with a country like Saudi Arabia was unnecessary because we are not at par in all ramifications with Saudi Arabia and the countries mentioned. It is like comparing black and white. “It is that bad!
“Come to think of it, what has Nigeria achieved with all the money made from oil since over six decades of oil exploration in commercial quality? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. All successive leaderships have done is loot, launder and buy properties in foreign land.
“In many of these countries money does not move around the way it does in Nigeria. Our politicians spray dollars at weddings in Nigeria! They use foreign hospitals, shop abroad and do all manner of crazy things. So, if the president is defending the hike, what does he want to do with the surplus they will make from the hike? The same old story of providing infrastructure! Our roads are nothing but death traps. Our leaders are not patriotic at all.
“The president may not be corrupt but he has NOT been able to check his appointees. Many are very corrupt. Government is robbing Peter (masses) to pay Paul (politicians and cronies). It is ungodly and evil in the sight of God.
“It is unarguable that in Nigeria everyone is a local govt but in Saudi roads, water, and to some extent job are not big issues. PHCN gives over 70% of Nigerians estimated bills. They have refused to meter our houses so they can continue to prey on us yet govt is not doing enough to change the narrative. It is not fair.
“It is ridiculous to compare Nigeria with Saudi, Dubai, or any other country, not even in Africa. With the natural resources that we have we could rule the world, but government is not interested. THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS COMPARISON BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING FRAUD AND THE IMPOVERISHMENT.” The statement said.