Nigerians starving, Ndagoso slams Tinubu over harsh economic policies
Zamfara shuts cattle markets in five LGs
Catholic Archbishop Kaduna Diocese, Matthew Ndagoso, has said that millions of Nigerians are dying of hunger and extreme poverty following the removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu.
He spoke, at the weekend, during the 25th priestly ordination anniversary of Very Rev. Fr. Clement Kagoma, Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Kyom, Rev. Fr. Bulus Lukas and Fr. Stanley Shinkut in Kaduna.
According to him, only the immediate intervention of the Federal Government, through pragmatic economic policy intervention, can save the situation.
Ndagoso said: “The fuel subsidy removal came as a surprise to many Nigerians. How can you remove subsidy at this point in time? The President should have put palliative measures in place before removing the subsidy. He could have removed it gradually and Nigerians will become used to it. But he just dropped it like an atomic bomb.
“Many Nigerians are dying of hunger and many have lost their businesses. The President should put some measures in place to save Nigerians from hunger. The economic hardship is too much on the citizens.”
He advised Nigerians to be hopeful as children of God, urging them to keep struggling for survival, as it would get better someday.
MEANWHILE, Zamfara State government has shut down cattle markets in five local councils in the state.
A statement, yesterday, by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, MannirHaidara, noted that the decision to shut the markets was taken during the State Security Council Meeting.
The affected markets include Danjibga and KunchinKalgo in the Tsafe Local Council, Bagega and Wuya cattle markets in Anka Local Council, Dangulbi and Dansadau in Maru Local Council, Dauran in Zurmi Local Council, and Nasarawa Burkullu in Bukkuyum Local Council.
“The closure of the cattle market was due to the nefarious activities of selling and loading rustled cattle by bandits,” the statement added.
The security council, however, called on security agencies and the Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock Development to ensure strict compliance.
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