Ijaw group advises Tinubu how to address hunger in Nigeria

The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has advised President Bola Tinubu to lift the embargo on employment by Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), and combat insecurity as part of the ways to fight hunger and poverty in the country.

The INC President, Prof. Benjamin Okaba, through a statement on Sunday in Abuja, urged Tinubu to step up the fight against insecurity nationwide.

He said INC has keenly observed the rising cost of food items in the country and the efforts being made by the Federal government the address it.

“Why would there not be hunger in the country, where subsistence farmers are maimed, killed daily and violently chased away from their farmlands for malicious and criminal reasons“, he asked rhetorically.

The INC president, therefore, called on the Federal government to redouble its efforts in dealing with bandits and marauders ravaging, killing and maiming farmers nationwide.

“The INC calls for the same military operations meted out to oil bunkerers and resource control agitators to also be visited on bandits and other criminals causing hunger across Nigeria,” he said.

He called for equity in the distribution of Federal government appointments, adding that where there are perceived injustice, the situation should be remedied in line with the country’s constitution.

“We, therefore, demand immediate correction and equitable spread in appointments. We remain unequivocal in our unwavering advocacy for justice in our federation. A stitch in time saves nine,” Okaba said.


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