Kebbi CSO condemns use of protests in tackling hardship

By Haruna Usman, Birnin Kebbi

A civil society organisation operating in Kebbi state, Association for Peace and Good governance has called Nigerians to embrace peace and endurance amid hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government of Nigeria.

The general secretary of the organisation, Comrade Usman Muhammed Anache, in a statement in Birnin Kebbi said peace still remains the only option to the current economic situation in the country.

He added that leaders are aware of what is happening to the citizens, but protest won’t bring the desired result because it comes with consequences such as death and destruction.

Anache urged the federal and state governments as matter of urgency do whatever possible to mitigate the suffering of Nigerians which include deploying measures pledged before the removal of subsidy and using proceeds recovered from ICPC and EFCC to end the sufferings of the citizenry.

Additionally, he said the federal government should immediately open land borders with Niger Republic and Benin to ensure smooth flow of food and other items Nigerians needs to survive in their homes.

He further call on government agencies to always use the naira instead of dollar in order to strengthen national currency at home and beyond.

To wealthy individuals in the country, he appeal to them to assist the poor with food “Our stand is that Nigerians should embrace peace instead of violence or use of force to change certain government policy.”

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