The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has commended President Bola Tinubu on his decision to remove subsidy from petroleum products as well as engender a unified foreign exchange rate for the country’s currency, the naira.
The party said: “The two economic policies were spot on. And it’s the best way to go round the economy that has been grounded.”
Chairman of the Edo state chapter of the party, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, who gave this commendation during an interactive session with journalists in Benin City also said, “Those two economic policies alone will give us in excess of N2 trillion.”
He, however, cautioned that the palliatives that would be dished out, arising from the subsidy removal, would determine the success of the economic policies, saying, “because I know the average Nigerian is hit.”
On why he is commending an opposition-led federal government, Aziegbemi said: “It’s the paradigm shift in policies that we are bringing onboard in the PDP. I am an economist. So, when I see good economic policies from a distance, I will know.”
Similarly, the party chairman lauded Governor Godwin Obaseki-led PDP administration in the state for delivering on its promises to the people.
He listed some of the people-oriented programmes of the administration to include education reforms, health and technology hubs where the youth are trained on software engineering.
According to him, “In the next five years, we are going to have 15,000 trained software engineers that would generate programmes for companies like Google and others”.