By Afiz Abolayo
Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has today Friday alighted at Garki Market in Abuja to confirm what Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State told him last weekend during the burial of Late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo at Iyin-Ekiti, that prices of goods in the markets are no longer affordable and that Nigerians are really suffering.The Vice President, who engaged several traders in the market, was reportedly confronted with series of pleas and questions as regard what the federal government is doing to alleviate the increasing poverty in the country.
While strolling round the market, the Acting President was noted to have agreed with the leadership style and populism concept of the Ekiti State Governor who visits market regularly to test the pulse of his people and which had invariably helped Gov. Fayose to remain relevant in the heart of his people.
He said, “It is really a good thing to adopt Fayose’s style today to truly know what and how Nigerians are surviving in this period of economic recession in the country.
“This visit has undoubtedly availed me the opportunity to see things for myself and it shall never go unproductive because the federal government under my leadership cannot afford folding hands till our compatriots will die of hunger and hardship.”
The Acting President later took to his Twitter handle to announce his visit to the market, saying; “I just stopped by at the Garki market, Abuja. This lady and I discussed some of the issues she faces”