The suffering in the country is becoming unbearable for ordinary Nigerians. The high cost of foodstuffs, transportation, goods, and services has made life difficult for many Nigerians.
By Deborah Tsan
365Daily – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the Federal Government to urgently take actions to ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians due to high cost of foodstuffs, services, increasing transportation costs and worsening insecurity across the country.
The association in the 19 Northern States and Abuja made the call in a statement signed by the Secretary-General of the body, Elder Sunday Oibe, in Kaduna, on Friday, February 9, 2024, titled “The Federal Government should urgently address the escalating insecurity and hunger in the country.”
It called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, address the depressing economic and escalating security situation in the country.
CAN noted that Nigerians are grappling not only hunger, but also with rampant killings and kidnappings for ransom.
It also said the Christian body was sad over the continued attack on Plateau State, where no fewer than 300 people were killed, and called on the government to do everything possible to halt the killings there and across the country.
The statement read, “The Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory wishes to express its deep concern over the prevailing economic hardship and the increasing security challenges across the country.
“The suffering in the country is becoming unbearable for ordinary Nigerians. The high cost of foodstuffs, transportation, goods, and services has made life difficult for many Nigerians.
“The epileptic power supply has led to the collapse of many small businesses.
“The continued decline in the value of the naira and the seeming inability of the government to address the situation have completely weakened the purchasing power of ordinary Nigerians.
“The situation is further compounded by escalating insecurity occasioned by rampant killings and kidnappings for ransom.
“Unless justice is done, by ensuring that the perpetrators and the sponsors are brought to book, all the talks about peace may be mere rhetoric.
“The government must take urgent steps to address the depressing economic and escalating security situation in the country.
“We called on governments at all levels to support our security agencies with all that is required to fight these criminals.
“We also called on Nigerians to cooperate with security personnel and pray for them as they confront these enemies of the nation.”