CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA URGES GOVERNMENT TO ALLEVIATE BURDEN OF FUEL PRICE HIKE

By Jerry Igbugh

 

 

 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Nigerian government to alleviate the burden on the Nigerian masses caused by the recent hike in the price of petrol. CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, stated that while the removal of fuel subsidy is necessary for sustainable economic growth, it must be done in a way that does not subject Nigerians to untold hardship.

Okoh

In a statement, Archbishop Okoh expressed concern over the hardships faced by Nigerians due to the recent fuel price increases and inflation. He emphasized that the continuous hikes have placed an enormous burden on the struggling masses, widening the gap between the rich and the poor and eroding the purchasing power of ordinary citizens, making it difficult for them to afford basic necessities of life.

CAN urged the government to prioritize measures that alleviate poverty and hardships faced by Nigerians. It called on the government to diversify the economy, reduce reliance on volatile commodities, and promote investments in various sectors. The Christian body also suggested measures to reduce the price of fuel, such as removing unnecessary levies and taxes on imported petroleum products, stabilizing the foreign exchange market, and making local refineries functional and effective.

CAN further recommended the introduction of mass transport across the states to reduce the cost of transportation, which would have a profound multiplier effect on the Nigerian economy.

President Tinubu (GCFR)

In conclusion, CAN urged the Nigerian government, under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, to take immediate steps to mitigate the situation and alleviate the burden on the already burdened masses.

(0) Comment

(0) Comment

Leave A Comment

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sponsored Videos Ads

You may also like

You may also like

By Nicolas AdekeyeDr. Philomena Abieyuwa Eriyo, Senior Special Adviser to the APC National Woman Leader on Support Groups an... Read more

 President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Rejects Hon. Dennis Idahosa and Senator Monday Okpebholo’s Candidacy.The President... Read more

By Nicolas AdekeyeA nationalistic socio-cultural group, Oduduwa Development Initiative (ODI) has called on the Economic and Fi... Read more

A recent three-week-long survey conducted in key cities across all six geo-political zones of Nigeria has revealed that past admin... Read more

I have received well over five hundred calls from associates, all wondering why the Edo APC leader, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is in... Read more

By Nicolas Adekeye A civil Society Organization, Oduduwa Development Initiative (ODI) has called on the President Bola ... Read more