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    PROTEST: NLC raises concern about hunger, food crises in Nigeria

    The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) has informed the federal government about the severe hunger in the country, which is posing a threat to the food security and stability of the nation.

    The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, made this known during a protest held at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.

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    Agro Climate News reports that despite several interventions from the government and warnings by security agencies, the NLC had resolved to proceed with the two-day protest.

    The NLC protesters at the National Assembly Complex. Photo Credit: Agro Climate News

    Addressing the gathering, Ajaero said “There is intense hunger in the country due to several hardships. People are struggling to eat once or twice a day, and some are not getting any meal at all.

    “We decided to embark on the protest to draw the attention of the government about the situation presently in the country before hunger provoke us. A hungry man is an angry man,” he said.

    Speaking to Agro Climate News, the protesters stated that the government will only listen to them if they express their grievances through protests.

    A mother of four, Jummai Danladi, described how she is struggling to feed her children twice a day, saying that the hardship has made it difficult for her to pay their school fees.

    She lamented that the government should prioritize dealing with the matter of hunger.

    The Federal Government had recently ordered the release of food to reduce the hardship on the masses. It also directed the Nigerian Customs Service to sell the smuggled rice that was seized at a subsidized rate to the citizens.

    AgroClimateNews

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