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Nigerians lining up to collect palliative is height of indignity – Bishop Kukah

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 Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese has faulted
the distribution of palliative to Nigerians amid the biting hardship facing the
country.

 

Kukah said such moves were undignifying, calling on
governments to map out better plans to tackle the nation’s issues.

 

He made this view known while fielding questions on Channels
Television’s Sunday Politics.

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Recall that the floating of the naira and the removal of
fuel subsidy have pushed inflation levels to a new high leading to a hike in
the cost of living.

 

As a response to the ensuing economic hardship and worsening
hunger, governments across levels have rolled out palliative measures including
the distribution of food items to the vulnerable as part of moves to cushion
the hardship in the country.

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However, Kukah said people just want to be able to get back
to their lives, urging the government to end insecurity.

 

“We need to see a much more robust programme designed by the
government to help us go away from just lining up and collecting palliative
when we are not at war.

 

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“I think it is the height of indignity to see Nigerians
lining up every day under the sun and waiting to collect bags of rice which
probably never come not because money has not been given but because everybody
who gives out money in Nigeria from the Federal Government knows that a good
part of this money is always stolen. Nigerians are not looking for handouts.”



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