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“Declare a state of emergency on security and hunger” – Anambra LP lawmakers tell Tinubu

Eight members of the Anambra State House of Assembly affiliated with the Labour Party (LP) have called for a declaration of a state of emergency on security and hunger.

The lawmakers have also urged President Bola Tinubu and state governors, including Anambra Governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, to suspend all infrastructural projects temporarily.

During a press briefing at the Anambra State House of Assembly Complex, the lawmakers emphasized the critical need for immediate action to prioritize the feeding and security of Nigerians.

They conveyed their intention to forfeit their basic salary for the next six months, intending to alleviate the masses’ suffering.

The communique issued after their meeting stated: “His Excellency, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu should suspend work on all other sectors, including infrastructure, for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger in the nation.

“All state governors, including our dear governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, should suspend all infrastructural development in their various states for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger.”

Expressing solidarity with their party leader, Mr Peter Obi, the lawmakers commended his advocacy for the welfare of the common man.

They echoed Obi’s call for urgent attention to the hunger and security issues plaguing the nation, highlighting the severity of the challenges faced by ordinary Nigerians.

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