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Oshiomhole Edo Governor predicts hard times for Nigerians in 2016

The governor however, was quick to add that there is hope, despite the seeming economic woes.

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Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole

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The Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has hinted that the coming year- 2016 will be tough for Nigerians, due to the falling revenue of the nation.

He said “It is clear from all indicators that the coming year is likely to be very tough with the continued decline in revenue and rising expectation on the part of our people and with many state governments, local governments, and perhaps, even some federal agencies defaulting in the payment of salaries and allowances to workers."

Adding that "The level of strike activities in the economy is going to be very high and of course, the level of unemployment is already unacceptably high and it could get even higher if we are not careful."

The governor however, was quick to add that there is hope, despite the seeming economic woes.

He said “So, we have a lot of challenges ahead, but I am very confident that the President is determined and has the political will to do the needful and ensure that the country remains stable and safe. The rest of us as state governments have responsibilities, working with the local governments and your good selves, the traditional rulers, to ensure that there is peace."

The former labour leader promised to march with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) against any of his colleagues who refuse to pay the N18,000 minimum wage.

He has vocal nature has pitched him against some top citizens of the state.

He recently took a swipe at a top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih, asking him to hand over the N260 million he allegedly received from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

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