Northern elder criticizes Tinubu government for failing on Renewed Hope initiative

Prof Usman Yusuf, a member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), expressed disappointment in President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, stating that it has led to hopelessness.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics as observed by NewsNow, Yusuf, a former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), noted that instead of bringing hope to Nigerians, the Tinubu-led government has deepened feelings of despair over the past year.

Yusuf lamented the visible lack of hope among the populace, citing instances of people queuing for meager palliatives. He criticized the administration for failing to deliver on its promises, resulting in a sense of disillusionment among the masses.

He remarked, “The past year has been characterized by deceit, impoverishment, and hopelessness. The government has dragged millions into multidimensional poverty and forced many children out of school due to unaffordable fees.”

Regarding the President’s economic management team, Yusuf questioned their effectiveness, labeling them as mere tax collectors instead of skilled economists. He emphasized the importance of production in growing the economy, rather than relying solely on taxation.

It’s noteworthy that President Tinubu’s election campaign centered around the concept of ‘Renewed Hope,’ with his inauguration taking place on May 29, 2023, following a closely contested election in February of the same year.

During its tenure, the administration has implemented reforms such as the removal of petrol subsidies and the consolidation of foreign exchange mechanisms.

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