The National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, Professor Mahmoud Aliyu, has said that it is an insult the palliative programme designed by the federal government to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal. He also decried the level of insecurity across the country, saying it is pathetic.
Prof. Mahmoud said rather than the palliative programme, the federal government should have empowered Nigerians to enable them feed themselves.
He said this at a media chat organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kwara State in Ilorin, on Friday.
“The government needs to do the needful to allow them have access to a good life, palliative is not the answer to our problems,” he declared.
The PRP chieftain, who also condemned the the Nigerian government for looking at the military option to restore democratic government in Niger Republic.
He charged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to secure Nigeria first before attempting to secure Niger Republic.
He said, “bandits invaded a village in Niger State days ago and killed at least four or five people while others were maltreated by the bandits and nothing has been done to secure the country.
“It is morally, spiritually and politically wrong, the situation now in the country is pathetic and dangerous.”