Quick Takes Review for February 26 to February 29, 2024
Quick Takes Review for February 26 to February 29, 2024

Quick Takes Review for February 26 to February 29, 2024

Quick Takes Review for February 26 to February 29, 2024

Here is the Quick Takes review for February 26 to February 29, 2024, and how our listeners contributed to the topics.

Monday, February 26

On Monday 26 February 2024, we told you the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 polls, Peter Obi described as ill-advised and wrongly directed the reported clampdown on Bureau De Change (BDC) operators by government agencies stressing that the action would worsen the country’s exchange rate situation and not alleviate the issue.

According to Obi, BDCs are not the primary suppliers of forex nor do they create demand, they only provide a market to sellers and buyers, stating that the only way to shore up the value of the Naira is to move the country from consumption to production.

And we asked what your take was on Peter Obi’s submission.

40% agreed, while 60% disagreed.

Tuesday, February 27

On Tuesday 27 February 2024, we told you that the President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Festus Osifo asked the Federal Government to begin the importation of food to mitigate the soaring prices of food across the country, noting that Nigerians must live to see tomorrow before they can understand how beautiful a government policy is.

According to Osifo, Nigerians have never witnessed this level of hardship before, even during military regimes, adding that the problems are connected to the government’s poor patronage of locally made products and a lack of capable hands at the helm of affairs.

And we asked what your take was on the TUC’s submission.

76% agreed, while 33% disagreed.

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Wednesday, February 28

On Wednesday 28 February 2024, we told you that the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu said that the current salary of the National Assembly members is a far cry from what Nigerians think and that a 50 percent slash will not make a significant impact in solving Nigeria’s economic hardship, adding that the salaries of lawmakers are fixed and form part of legislators’ compensation, whereas allowances serve specific purposes.

According to Kalu, based on current economic indices and the inflationary rate at the moment, what the members of the National Assembly are receiving cannot actively take them home to do their jobs in their various constituencies.

And we asked what your take was on Benjamin Kalu’s submission.

6% agreed, while 94% disagreed.

Thursday, February 29

On Thursday 29 February 2024, we said the Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana described as outdated, the 12-year-old Steve Oronsaye Report recommending the merger of government agencies and commissions, adding that the report won’t substantially reduce the enormous costs of governance in the country as it does not reflect the current situation in the public service.

According to Falana, instead of downsizing the public service, the Federal Government should ensure that the National Assembly is merged while the number of Ministers, Special Advisers, Special Assistants, etc. is significantly reduced.

And we asked what your take was on Falana’s submission.

45% agreed, while 55% disagreed.

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