Palliatives Not Reaching Nigerians, Catholic Church Tells FG

Says costly food items should be subsidised.
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The Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, March 20, urged the Federal Government to subsidize edibles and put a stop to giving palliatives to a few individuals for selfish ends. 

The church made this known through Archbishop Gabriel Leke Abegunrin, Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, while speaking with journalists at the Justice, Development and Peace Commission, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The cleric stated that if the food items are subsidized, it will go round and in the end reach the citizens. We often hear of palliatives being given out but we never see them. We aim that these palliatives should be extended to citizens of the state.

We would also like to see funds allocated for the good of the masses to be used for the purpose and not the endless allegations and counter-accusations that our political actors continue to engage in, in the hallowed chambers. 

Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, JDPC, Rev Jerome Ajakaye; former Registrar, University of Ibadan, Mrs Moji Ladipo, and other clerics of the church, Archbishop Abegunrin affirmed that the economic challenges is worsened by much suffering and worry caused by the linking of Bank Verification Number, BVN and National Identification Number, NIN.

He noted that while the government may be well-intentioned, the execution has led to much suffering and worry. After the cashless policy and scarcity of Naira in 2023, the banking sector must not be seen again as causing pain and stress to citizens who want to have easy access to their money.

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