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Cybersecurity Levy: Adapt to Economic Realities, Bwala Urges Nigerians

During an appearance on Channels Television, former lawmaker Senator Daniel Bwala called on Nigerians to adapt to the country’s ongoing economic challenges.

In the interview, which aired on Wednesday, Bwala addressed concerns regarding the economic direction under President Bola Tinubu’s administration, rejecting claims that the government is insensitive to the hardships faced by its citizens.

Amidst rising discontent over inflation and unemployment rates in Nigeria, public discourse has increasingly focused on the government’s response to economic pressures. Bwala, in his discussion, emphasized that while the current economic situation is challenging, it is not a permanent state. He asserted that adaptability is crucial for overcoming these difficult times.

He said: “It depends on who is assessing, what is the motive behind the assessment. Just like we would have water in the bottle, someone says it is half full another says it half empty. But what we should be generally looking at are the numbers. Also looking at the context and perspective from which we look at things.

“Nobody, I think, is in doubt about the fact that when the President took that hard decision, which is a necessary decision, it is not a convenient decision, that there must be a temporary hardship; there must be a period like period of childbirth; there must be a period of inconveniences; there must be a period of personal sacrifices. When you are confronted with a period like that, what is required of you is adjustment, because they say trouble doesn’t always last. You will not be in that situation forever. But you will need to adjust. This is the basis of life.”

“I don’t think the President is denying the fact that this is a period in the lives of Nigerian people where things are hard. He has said it over and over again.”

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