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Monday, May 02, 2016

Epileptic power supply worsens Nigerians hardship – ActionAid

The ActionAid office in Nigeria has lamented the state of the nation as workers celebrate their day based on the United Nations (UN) convention, reports ITRealms.

The secretary of the organisation’s Board who doubles as the Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ojobo Ode Atuluku, gave this position in a press statement made available to ITRealms, asserting, “… epileptic and often non-existent electric power supply has combined with the continuing petrol scarcity to introduce a dimension of suffering to the lives of Nigerians that defies easy description.”

This year’s Workers’ Day, she said, comes at a time when Nigerians are grappling with multiple issues that have visited immense hardship on the citizenry.

ActionAid, specifically noted that both the Federal and States levels are being owed arrears of salaries and pensions, and due to the interconnectedness and dependencies of family systems in the country, this has further aggravated poverty across the land.

Ms. Atuluku, further said that the worst of all is the now frequent incidents of attacks by herdsmen that have led to the loss of many souls.

“Without mincing words, it must be said that the country is ailing and many citizens have the impression that the Government of the day has not got its priorities right,” ActionAid said.

Therefore, ActionAid Nigeria called on the Federal Government to take cognisance of Section 14(1) (b) of the Constitution, which states: “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of Government.”

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