BREAKING: Ijaw National Congress Speaks On Rising Inflation, Hardship

The Ijaw National Congress has said that the inability of the Federal Government to effectively stop the attacks and killings of farmers by bandits and kidnappers had contributed greatly to the widespread problem of hunger and economic hardship across Nigeria....READ FULL ARTICLE

INC said although the challenge of food insecurity was being felt in all parts of the country, it was even more curious that lamentations about hunger were more vociferous in the Southwest area where President Bola Tinubu comes from.

The apex pan-Ijaw socio-cultural organisation stated this in a press release titled, ‘Hunger in the land: Resolve insecurity challenge and create job opportunities for Nigerians,’ signed by its president, Prof Benjamin Okaba, while reacting to the rising inflation and high cost of living in the country on Saturday.

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Okaba said, “That there is hunger and deepening economic hardship in Nigeria is an incontrovertible and socially menacing fact nationwide. It is curious that the shout of ‘ebi n pawa’ (we are hungry) is louder and more strident in the Yoruba area of the South West where President Bola Tinubu comes from.
“Even as it is an irony, the truth is that the hunger in the land cuts across all ethnic territories and nationalities. No exceptions. The INC has watched the drift of national discourse on the issue of food insecurity with keen interest. It is the strong belief of the INC that lamenting food insecurity in isolation of the general insecurity in the nation amounts to dealing with the symptoms and leaving out the fundamental problem of general insecurity.
“Why would there not be hunger in the country, where subsistence farmers who have been known to be the food providers to the nation from time immemorial, are maimed, killed daily, and violently chased away from their farmlands for malicious and criminal reasons?
“In the wake of the heightening insecurity challenge, the Federal Government continually demonstrates a lack of commitment in dealing with the bandits and marauders that are ravaging, killing, and maiming helpless farmers across the country. Nobody deals with murderous criminals with kid gloves as Nigeria does…READ FULL ARTICLE

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