The global chairman of Nigerian in Diaspora Think Tank (NDTT), Prof. Salewa Olafioye has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all state governor’s to released without delay the palliatives to cushion the effects of the petroleum subsidy removal on the citizens.
The former United Nations diplomat made the call while in Philadelphia, United States to attend the 10th convention and witness the election of the Ikale World Congress (IWC).
He noted that government at al levels should swing into action and get the palliative packages distributed to the people
Prof. Olafioye enjoined the people to join hands with government in ensuring the palliatives get to the hands of the real indigent people, retirees and old people.
He also called on philanthropists to complement government’s efforts in this regard by assisting the poor to be able to weather through the economic hardship in the country.
The new executives of the Congress are Pastor (Mrs) Olayinka Ibitoye (President), Mr. Dupe Olowodahunsi (Vice President), Dr. Chief Omotayo Alle (Secretary General), Ms. Solape Olafioye (Social Secretary), Princess Yemi Akinsola (Public Relations Officers) among others.
Speaking on the fuel subsidy removal, Prof. Olafioye commended the courage of President Tinubu in removing the subsidy, describing it as a prudent decision.
He advised that the president should fashion out solutions to the three moribund refineries in the country to bring an end to importation of refined fuel.
speaking on behalf of. Ondo State indigenes in diaspora (OSID). Commending the cooperation between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who is currently the acting governor of Ondo State, Prof. Olafioye implored the governor to intensify efforts in area of job provision and resolving electricity supply problem in Ondo South Senatorial District.
He commended the Ondo state government for creat 33 New local councils development area (LCDA) calling all people and communities to collaborate and work together for progress of the state.
He also enjoined Governor Akeredolu not to relent on providing infrastructure facilities in the different communities in riverine area of the state to improve the socio-economic situation of the people.
Commending the efforts of Senator Jimoh Ibrahim in the Senate on the sea incursion challenge being faced by Aiyetoro community, the former UN diplomat noted that the situation was worsened by climate change.
He therefore appealed to President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, to ensure solution is provide to indiscriminate oil exploration activities that are hazardous to the host communities.
On the ECOWAS intervention in Niger 🇳🇪 Republic, Dr. Olafioye who is also the leader of NDTT, one of the largest Nigerian organizations in the world with members in Britain, Canada, Europe, United States of America Far East and Africa, advised President Tinubu to employ diplomatic solution and also collaborate with African Union and the United Nations in resolving the political problem military intervention should on the table if all efforts failed
The leader of NDTT, one of the largest Nigerian organizations in the world with members in Britain, Canada, Europe, United States of America Far East and Africa