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Journalist writes open letter to Tinubu, urges action on poverty and hunger


In an open letter to President Bola Tinubu, sent to Ogunwatch, journalist Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi has called for immediate action to address the widespread suffering and hunger affecting millions of Nigerians.

Afolabi, writing as a concerned citizen, highlighted the stark reality of poverty, hunger, and desperation faced by many Nigerians. He cited statistics showing over 80 million people living in poverty, 14 million children out of school, and a healthcare system in shambles.

As he poignantly wrote: “Mr. President, the truth is that Nigeria is hurting. Our people are struggling to make ends meet, and the burden of poverty and hunger weighs heavily on their shoulders. The streets are filled with the sounds of desperation, as many wonder how they will feed their families or access basic necessities like healthcare and education.”

The letter urged President Tinubu to take bold and decisive action to revitalize the economy, create jobs, invest in infrastructure, and address the rising cost of living and high inflation rate. Specific actions requested included declaring a state of emergency on poverty and hunger, establishing a Presidential Committee on Economic Revitalization, and increasing funding for agriculture and social welfare programs.

Afolabi emphasized the need for transparency and accountability in governance and urged the President to take decisive action against corruption and mismanagement.

The letter concluded by appealing to President Tinubu to act with urgency and compassion, as the Nigerian people have placed their trust in him. The full letter was published in various media outlets and has sparked a national conversation on the need for urgent action to address the country’s pressing issues.

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