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Suffering becoming unbearable for Nigerians, CAN laments



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The Christian Association of Nigerians in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has expressed deep concern over the prevailing harsh economic conditions in the country. The organization lamented that the suffering in Nigeria has become unbearable for ordinary citizens. Additionally, they highlighted the increasing security challenges as a cause for worry.

These concerns come in the wake of similar expressions from the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar lll-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam, urging both federal and state governments to intervene in the prevailing economic hardship that has led to protests by Nigerians.

Angry youths and women took to the streets in Minna, the Niger State capital, and Kano to protest the rising cost of living. Similar protests also erupted in Ondo State in the Southwestern part of the country.

The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria released a statement through its Secretary-General, Elder Sunday Oibe, in Kaduna, calling on the Federal Government to urgently address the depressing economic and escalating security situation in the country.

The organization emphasized that the high cost of food, transportation, goods, and services has made life difficult for many citizens, and this has been exacerbated by the escalating insecurity, including rampant killings and kidnapping for ransom.

The Christian body also expressed sadness over the continued attacks in Plateau State and urged the government to take all necessary measures to halt the killings not only in Plateau but across the country.

The statement entitled “The Federal Government should urgently address the escalating insecurity and hunger in the country” underscored the need for urgent action to address the economic hardship and security challenges.

The Northern Christian Association also criticized regional groups such as the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Northern Elders Forum, and some Northern Senators for opposing the government’s plan to relocate some departments from Abuja to Lagos, labeling it as unfortunate ethnic and regional sentiments.