Amidst the prevailing economic turmoil in Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been earnestly implored by citizens to alleviate the mounting hardship and rescue the nation from the grips of hunger.
Reports have highlighted a surge in food prices and transportation costs following the removal of subsidies shortly after President Tinubu assumed office on May 29, 2023.
The impact of these economic shifts has reverberated across various sectors, with businesses feeling the brunt of the crisis. Some enterprises have been forced to cease operations altogether, while others find themselves grappling to secure sales and sustain their operations.
A poignant video circulating on social media captures the desperation of a citizen who took to the ground in a humble gesture of supplication to President Tinubu. In the video, the man is seen prostrating before the camera, passionately addressing the President in the Yoruba language.
With a heavy heart, the man bemoaned the dwindling flow of business and the pervasive hunger that has gripped the country. He implored, “Baba Tinubu please, we no longer have business coming to us, please we voted for you. Please have mercy on us. Don’t let us regret voting for you. Please, hunger is about to kill us.“
The video serves as a stark reminder of the urgency of the situation, as citizens from various walks of life struggle to cope with the economic challenges that have unfolded in the wake of recent policy changes. The plea reflects not only the immediate concerns of individuals facing hunger and financial strain but also the overarching hope that President Tinubu will take proactive measures to address the crisis and restore stability to the nation.
As the nation navigates these trying times, citizens continue to look to the leadership for reassurance and decisive action to alleviate their suffering and restore a sense of economic security. The widespread sentiment captured in the heartfelt plea underscores the gravity of the situation and the need for swift and effective intervention to mitigate the impact of rising costs and dwindling economic opportunities.