I write to you today as a concerned citizen of Nigeria who is deeply worried about the current state of our nation’s economy, the rising standard of living, coupled with the prevailing hunger and security menace that is affecting the lives of millions of Nigerians. It is with great urgency that I bring these pressing concerns to your attention.
First and foremost, the economic situation in our country is worrisome. Many Nigerians are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their basic needs due to the rising cost of living. The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, inadequate employment opportunities, and the general lack of economic opportunities have created a harsh environment for our people. It is crucial that immediate interventions be implemented to address this pressing issue.
In light of the above, I strongly appeal to you, as the President of Nigeria, to consider opening the food reserve and implementing a non-conditional cash transfer program as a matter of urgency. By opening the food reserve, we can ensure that those who are most vulnerable have access to the necessary resources to sustain themselves and their families. Similarly, a non-conditional cash transfer program will provide immediate economic relief, cushioning the impact of the economic downturn and offering temporary stability to those most affected.
Hunger and food insecurity have devastating effects on the lives of citizens, with women, children, and the elderly being particularly susceptible. It is imperative that we take swift action to address these pressing issues. By implementing a well-structured and efficient non-conditional cash transfer program, we can provide immediate economic relief to those who need it most, empowering them to meet their basic needs and build their lives on more stable ground.
Furthermore, the current security menace in Nigeria is alarming and requires immediate attention. The persistent threats posed by insurgents, bandits, and other criminal elements have created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. Nigerians are yearning for their safety to be restored, to be able to go about their daily activities without fear. I implore you, Mr. President, to prioritize security and implement comprehensive measures to curb these security challenges, protecting the lives and property of all citizens.
Ibrahim Azeez Oladotun writes from Afin Akoko in Ondo State.