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Despite saving over one trillion naira from the removal of subsidy on fuel, Nigerians are groaning from the impact, particularly on food and transportation even as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday during a special national broadcast, pleaded with Nigerians to bear with him as he confronts the economic ills headlong.
** In lagos, Nigeria’s biggest cosmopolitan state, the state governor, Mr Babajide sanwo-0lu has approved a 50% slash on fares on lagos state owned buses and 25% on yellow buses operated by private transport operators. That’s not all, food packs such as garri, rice and beans will be distributed to vulnerable people in the state through Community Development Associations, churches, mosques and local governments.
** The sit at home debacle in the southeast may end soon as Enugu state recorded full economic and social activities on Monday. Interestingly, the youths in the state took the streets in the early hours of Monday, in solidarity with the state government which insisted that the sit at home order must be stopped henceforth. Markets, banks and transport operators opened to full business, new signs that the former capital city of Eastern Nigeria, is back to its peaceful old ways.
*** The just opened 2nd Niger Bridge may lose its beauty and also become a security threat to motorists if the activities of vandals who has ripped off the aluminium and metal components of Bridge are brought to book. Mahmuda Mamman , permanent secretary, federal Ministry of Works and Housing urged security agencies and the communities around the Bridge to evolve a sustainable security watch on the edifice to avoid turning it to another wasted investment.
** CENTRE for CORRECTION and HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ( CCHD) has alerted anti narcotics agents and parents to keep eyes on food and beverages served at party ceremonies in the country, particularly in the villages. The group informed that food intended to be served to youths in most of the gatherings are usually laced with drugs such as Indian hemp and others, noting that the youths are gradually being targets of drug barons.