CSO implores Tinubu and NASS to address economic suffering and provide assistance to underprivileged Nigerians

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A human rights organization has urged National Assembly members and President Bola Tinubu to come up with solutions for the nation’s ongoing economic problems.

The president was instructed by the organization Save the Poor and Needy Charity Initiative, or SPANCI, to look for ways to provide assistance in order to lessen the suffering brought on by extreme inflation, unpredictability, and a shortage of necessities across the nation.

The National Assembly and Tinubu were the recipients of an open letter from the Civil Society Group, which was signed by its president, Yemi Ezekiel Bello.

Bello pleaded on Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, and House Speaker Tajudeen Abass to step in right away and take action before people start dying on the streets in a letter that was made accessible to twiscoloaded on Tuesday.

The SPANCI writer bemoaned the unconscionable increases in the cost and prices of commodities and consumables in the market, cautioning that this has put people’s lives in danger.

Take action right now to stop people from dying on the streets. The consequences of the adversity are intolerable. We, at the Save the Poor and Needy Charity Initiative (SPANCI), respectfully state that the current state of affairs and its impact on both the populace and the economy are just intolerable.

Therefore, because the repercussions of the hardship in the nation are intolerable, we are pleading with the President and the National Assembly to step in right away, act before people start dying on the streets, and make the necessary changes to lessen the burden.

“We would like to express our dismay at the out-of-control price increases for consumables and other commodities in the market. This has put people in a potentially fatal situation, as people are now more likely to pass away from hunger and other illnesses given the high cost of medical care and sustainability for those in need.

“More hardship will befall people if a bag of rice costs nearly 80,000 naira, a bag of yam flour costs approximately 200,000 naira, garri Oyo costs a thousand naira, a bag of cement costs approximately 8,000 naira, a sumo roofing sheet costs approximately 100,000, petrol costs 6,000 naira, and cooking gas costs 3,000 naira per kilogram. We urgently need to address our economy.

We respectfully request that your Excellency reduce the salary of workers in accordance with the current economy and improve the welfare of security personnel. This is because the national assembly represents the people in their constituency and should use the money to improve the welfare of their constituents, which will lower the rate of kidnapping, banditry, and armed robbery. Additionally, we urge you to take action now, before people start dying on the streets, in accordance with Section 14 (1) (2) (a) and (b) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

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