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Renewed Hardship: Group Laments Unprecedented Cost Of Living Crisis In Nigeria 

A socio-political cultural group, Atunluse Initiative, has expressed concern over the rising cost of living occasioned by fuel subsidy removal and the devaluation of the naira. 

Speaking with journalists in Akure on Sunday, the Chairman of the group, Akin Akinbobola, called on President Bola Tinubu to do everything within his power to turn around the hard situation so that people could enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“From the day President Tinubu stepped into power, things have changed and since then, there has been hunger and anger. We are appealing to the president to endeavour with everything that he has, to write his name in gold in the history of the country.

“He has to turn around the economy of the country for the better. As a Yoruba man, Tinubu must be a positive history.We all know Atunluse stands for comfort in the areas of education, infrastructural development, food security, security, power and light. Things should be made available and affordable to every Nigerian in such a way that nobody will ask you what to eat,” he said.

Recall that some youth blocked Minna-Bida Road at the popular Kpakungu Roundabout  in Niger State to express their grievances over the economic hardship in the country last week. 

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A similar protest was held in the Kano metropolis, where protesters said they could no longer pay their children’s school fees.

“What our leaders are doing to us is unfair and we have been pushed to the wall. Life is so difficult. Our children can no longer go to school due to hunger and our inability to pay their fees. Prices of food keep increasing on a daily basis,” Abba Mai Baki, one of the protesters, told journalists on Monday.

Solacebase newspaper has also reported how Nigerians who live on tiny margins between their income and needs are struggling to survive.

Though the slogan “let the poor breathe” became popular during the campaign of  Tinubu last year, many are now saying breathing has become more difficult under the current administration.


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