Inflation: Why S-East Won’t Join Protests, Umahi Explains

Says the Tinubu's government favored the southeast significantly through the appointment of sons and daughters of the region in positions of authority.
Senator David Umahi, the Minister of Works
Senator David Umahi, the Minister of Worksgoogle

The Minister of Works and Former Ebonyi Governor David Nweze Umahi, has disclosed that the southeast indigenes have no reason to join other regions of the country to protest following the increasing cost of living in the country.

Umahi made the revelation in his hometown at Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State while interacting with newsmen.

He stated that the increased cost of living in Nigeria was the cumulative effect of errors of the immediate past government, which President Bola Tinubu has commenced solving through various strategies and programmes.

The former Ebony governor affirmed that the Tinubu's government favored the southeast significantly through the appointment of sons and daughters of the region in positions of authority including appointing the first Minister of Works of southeast extraction.

Umahi emphasized that Tinubu’s government has been doing many projects in the zone and that with all these, the southeast has no ethical justification to join those protesting against the President over the inflation in the country.

Umahi urged the people of the zone not to be persuaded by any group or region to join protests against the President.

He outlined the NLC protest last week as detrimental and disobliging and advised the people of the country to be loyalists.

According to him, the current inflation that everyone is talking about, didn’t start today. It is  a build- up to many factors. We have been having alot of insecurity, we had farmers/herders clashes over several years at a long period.

“When I was the chairman of the NEC committee on settling farmers/herders clashes. I visited different states, specifically the Northern states resolving the farmers/herders clashes and it has been working out.

The challenge affected food production. The problems of abduction, and the issue of insecurity, restricted farmers from going to their farms.

“However, people expect the administration of President Tinubu to resolve all those things within nine months, it’s not possible.”

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