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Tinubu not responsible for current economic hardship – David Umahi 



David Umahi

Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said President Bola Tinubu-led administration is not responsible for the present economic hardships in the country. 

Umahi shared this information on Sunday during a press briefing in his native Uburu, situated in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi. 

He pointed to several antecedent factors as the reasons for the hardships. 

The minister stated that, for instance, conflicts between farmers and herders, among other security issues left by previous administrations, had negatively impacted food production. 

He observed that, as an example, the south-east geo-political zone was currently experiencing freedom from the constant conflict between farmers and herders, indicating that President Tinubu had resolved its primary issue. 

In addition, Umahi lauded President Tinubu for ordering cement manufacturers to return to their previous pricing, thereby mitigating the impacts of the hardship. 

Nigeria currently grapples with an unprecedented food inflation which stands at 35.41% according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics. 

As a result, the prices of food items have quadruple, leading to food crisis and a nationwide protest by the organized labour over the persistent hunger in the country.