…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, recently expressed his disapproval of President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s decision to provide financial support to 12 million Nigerian families as a response to the removal of petrol subsidy.
In an Instagram post, Abdulkareem labeled the proposed palliative plan as a scam, emphasizing the need for productivity rather than handouts to achieve prosperity.
Tinubu’s Plan to Support Poor Households:
President Bola Tinubu announced a plan to transfer the sum of N8,000 to 12 million impoverished households in Nigeria over a period of six months.
This initiative was designed to alleviate the adverse effects caused by the removal of petrol subsidy.
Tinubu’s proposal was included in a letter addressing the House of Representatives regarding a loan request of 800 million dollars for the social safety net program initiated by former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Tinubu urged the House of Representatives to approve the loan for the implementation of the plan.
Eedris Abdulkareem’s Criticism:
Taking to his Instagram page, Eedris Abdulkareem voiced his dissatisfaction with the palliative plan put forward by President Tinubu.
Abdulkareem referred to the plan as a scam, asserting that Nigerians do not require handouts but rather a focus on productivity that can lead to prosperity.
In his statement, the singer emphasized the importance of fostering an environment conducive to growth and development, rather than relying solely on temporary financial assistance.
Advocating for Productivity and Prosperity:
According to Eedris Abdulkareem, the key to addressing the challenges faced by Nigerians lies in promoting productivity and creating opportunities for prosperity.
He believes that handouts, such as the proposed palliative plan, are not a sustainable solution.
Abdulkareem’s viewpoint highlights the need for long-term strategies that enable individuals to become self-sufficient and contribute to the overall progress of the country.
Eedris Abdulkareem’s criticism of President Tinubu’s palliative plan reflects his belief that Nigerians require more than short-term financial assistance to overcome the hardships caused by the removal of petrol subsidy.
Abdulkareem advocates for a focus on productivity and the creation of an environment that fosters prosperity.
His comments serve as a reminder of the importance of implementing sustainable measures to uplift the Nigerian population and improve the nation’s overall well-being.