The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has accused President Bola
Tinubu’s administration of showing a lack of empathy for the suffering
Nigerians are going through.
NEF’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy/Spokesperson,
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, lamented that while Nigerians can’t feed themselves,
those in power are living in denial and self-isolation.
Suleiman noted that the cost of living has been steadily
increasing, particularly in terms of food prices, leading to widespread hunger
A statement by Suleiman reads partly: “It is disheartening
to witness the disconnect between the reality on the ground and the actions, or
lack thereof, of our leaders.
“While millions of Nigerians are struggling to put food on
the table and make ends meet, those in power seem to be living in isolation or
denial. This indifference to the suffering of the people they are meant to
serve is deeply troubling.
“The consequences of this unchecked rise in inflation are
devastating for ordinary Nigerians. Families are finding it increasingly
difficult to afford basic necessities, as the prices of essential commodities
such as rice, beans, and cooking oil continue to skyrocket.
“Moreover, the impact of inflation extends beyond the realm
of food prices. Small businesses are struggling to survive as the cost of raw
materials and transportation continues to rise.”
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