The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has commended President Bola Tinubu for mustering the courage to remove petrol subsidy and floating the naira.
The state party’s chairman, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, gave the commendation during an interactive session with journalists in Benin City, the state capital, on Thursday.
He said the two economic policies already implemented by the Tinubu-led government will give Nigeria an excess of N2 trillion.
“The election has been declared by INEC, a winner has emerged and my party is in court. What we will do is to live with what we can’t change now.
“These two economic policies removal of subsidy and unification exchange rate dished out since he was sworn-in were spot on
“And in my opinion, it’s the best way to go round this economy that would have been grounded if those measures were not taken,” he said.
He, however, cautioned that the palliatives that would be dished out over the subsidy removal would determine the success of the economic policies, saying “because I know the average Nigerian is hit.”
On why he is commending an opposition-led federal government, Aziegbemi said: “It’s the paradigm shift in policies that we are bringing onboard in the PDP.
“I am an economist. So, when I see good economic policies from a distance, I will know.”
On Edo State, the PDP chairman said Governor Godwin Obaseki is the most misunderstood governor in the country, adding that he is the one that has done so much for his state and the citizens than any other governor.
Azeigbemi lauded Obaseki for delivering on his promises to the people.
He listed some of the people-oriented programmes of the Obaseki’s administration to include education and civil service reforms, health and technology hub where youths are trained on software engineering.
“In the next five years, we are going to have 15,000 trained software engineers that would generate programmes for companies like Google, Apple and others,” he added.