Phrank Shaibu, the media aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said Nigerians are wallowing his poverty within the first 40 days of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
In a statement released over the weekend, Shaibu claimed that poverty has deepened and inflation has skyrocketed since President Bola Tinubu assumed power on May 29, 2023.
He asserted that food has become a luxury in the country and the price of food has become exorbitant, adding that the purchasing power of the people has dropped due to the petrol subsidy removal.
Speaking further, Shaibu stressed that Tinubu’s administration had made Nigerians susceptible to manipulation.
He said: “In just 40 days of Tinubu’s administration, poverty had deepened, and inflation had skyrocketed.
“Today, food has become a luxury. The purchasing power of the people has dropped no thanks to an unplanned petrol subsidy removal, which was not accompanied by any form of palliative.
“With just N1,000, any riffraff on the street could be handed a t-shirt and placard to engage in protests they know nothing about.
“This is how low Nigeria has sunk low since Tinubu took over the reins of government.”