The Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his Independence Day broadcast.
PDP, in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the financial assertions in Buhari’s speech as an enormous slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians.
The social gathering questioned why the President ought to evaluate Nigeria with nations comparable to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others.
The principle opposition social gathering identified that Buhari’s speech didn’t deal with calls for by Nigerians.
The PDP berated Buhari over his try to justify current hike within the pump value of gas by evaluating the equal of N168 per liter value in Saudi Arabia, describing it as a morbid joke.
“Is Mr. President not conscious that on the common, an individual working in Saudi Arabia earns round 4,230SAR (N430, 267) to 16,700 SAR (N1,698,693) per 30 days?
“Our social gathering fees Mr. President to all the time examine his books earlier than making such offensive comparisons, together with the worth in Egypt the place month-to-month common incomes is round N222, 841 (9,200 EGP) in opposition to our N30,000.”
The social gathering additionally frowned at Buhari’s comparability of Nigeria’s prices with different nations comparable to Ghana, Chad and Niger the place buying powers of residents are a lot greater.
“If the flawed assertions as evident in Mr. President’s speech are a direct reflection of how insurance policies are formulated in his administration, then one wants not surprise why our economic system is in doldrums,” the social gathering acknowledged.