K1 De Ultimate Urges President Tinubu to Address Economic Woes Amidst Growing Public Discontent

Renowned Fuji maestro, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate, has candidly communicated the prevailing frustrations of Nigerians to President Bola Tinubu, highlighting the widespread suffering due to the current state of the economy. In a recently surfaced video during one of his performances, the music icon, known for his support of the President, conveyed his concerns in Yoruba.

K1’s daughter, Dami Ayinde, had earlier voiced her discontent on Instagram, asserting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was falling short of its promises to the Nigerian people.

President Tinubu’s administration, inaugurated on May 29, 2023, implemented significant policy shifts, including the cessation of fuel subsidies, leading to a drastic rise in the price of Premium Motor Spirit from N185 to over N600. Additionally, the decision to float the naira against the dollar resulted in a sharp depreciation, reaching rates between N1,200 and N1,500.

Expressing the concerns echoed by many, K1 urged the President to address the economic challenges swiftly to prevent further criticism from the opposition. He emphasized the widespread discontent among Nigerians, citing issues such as inadequate power supply, economic hardship, and the alarming increase in kidnapping incidents.

In his plea to President Tinubu, K1 acknowledged the President’s philanthropic efforts but stressed the urgent need for solutions to the citizens’ woes. The music legend urged the government to listen to the grievances of the people and take prompt actions.

“The traders in this country are not happy. Look at what the dollar has become (a reference to the exchange rate),” K1 lamented, drawing attention to the adverse impact on businesses and ordinary citizens.

While urging Nigerians to persevere and exercise patience, K1 assured them that the government would address the challenges facing the country. However, he strongly condemned those profiting from the suffering of the masses, calling on them to feel a sense of shame.

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