- The Christian Association of Nigeria recently has decried the harsh economic realities Nigerians are faced with in the country
- The association disclosed that the situation regarding rising cost price of goods and electricity tariff hike will worsen the plight of the people
- According to the general secretary, Joseph Daramola lamented that Nigerians are
Following the present economic realities in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), over the weekend, lamented that the hike in electricity tariff and cooking gas prices will worsen the plight of Nigerians.
The Christian body added that the citizens already have enough on their plate with rising insecurity.
Vanguard reports that in a communiqué by the General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, asked security agencies to respond quickly to distress calls from Nigerians and commended the timely rescue of kidnapped University of Abuja students.
CAN call on the government to initiate an all-inclusive security dialogue with stakeholders towards finding solutions to the security challenges.
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Part of the communiqué reads:
“CAN acknowledges the resilience of Nigerians in view of the prevailing economic hardships and insecurity in the country and advises the federal government to not worsen the situation with increasing electricity tariffs, prices of cooking gas, and merely allocating funds for maintenance of roads without corresponding visible impacts.
“As the nation prepares for the electioneering campaigns towards the 2023 general elections, CAN urges all Christians and citizens that are of age to without delay take advantage of INEC’s revalidation of voters’ cards exercise and register to get their voters’ cards.”
Food price hike: Women journalists lament rising cost of foodstuffs, others
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that food prices in markets across the country have continued to rise and this bothers on the pace of most businesses in the country.
The increment has become a daily occurrence as traders are confused about the fluctuation in the prices of major goods in the market.
Recently, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists expressed deep concern over the spate of insecurity in the country and the rising cost of food items, cooking gas, amongst others.
Why we cut cooking gas exports, NLNG gives important reason
In another report, the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas continue to rise in various parts of the country but operators attribute the price hike to the nation’s grappling economy, rise in population and VAT.
Recently, Nigeria LNG Limited has stated the reason why it reduced the export of cooking gas in the country.
It was reported that NLNG disclosed it reduced its exports of cooking gas, so as to meet the rising demand in the domestic market.