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2024: Arewa, South East youth set President Tinubu’s agenda


As Nigerians express optimism that the dire economic situation witnessed in 2023 will ease in 2024, some stakeholders have advised the federal government to ensure favorable policies. ing.

DAILY POST reports that the removal of fuel subsidies and other policies by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration has exposed millions of Nigerians to extreme poverty in 2023.

Other policies, such as the unification of the foreign exchange system, led to dissatisfaction among individuals, families, and businesses across the country.

In separate interviews with DAILY POST on Monday, the National Chairman of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima of AYCF and the Chairman of South East Youth Leadership Federation, Mr. Goodluck Ibem, urged the Federal Government to prioritize welfare. I asked. Number of Nigerians in 2024.

According to the AYCF Chairman, 2023 has been a turbulent year for many Nigerians, who are facing the effects of various policies implemented by the current and previous governments.

Shettima said the President Bola Tinubu-led government needs to improve its economic policies in 2024, stressing the need to diversify Nigeria's economy to attract investors.

“One of the key areas that the government needs to improve in 2024 is economic policy,” he said.

“In 2023, Nigerians experienced the negative effects of inflation, rising unemployment and economic downturn.

“Governments must pay attention to implementing policies that promote economic growth, job creation and stability.

“This can be achieved through economic diversification, attracting foreign investment and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.”

Shettima further urged the government to take necessary steps to address the security crisis plaguing the people.

He said: “Another critical area that requires immediate attention is the safety and security of Nigerians. In 2023, the country witnessed a sharp increase in criminal activities such as kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.

“Governments must invest in modernizing security forces, strengthening intelligence gathering and improving border controls to effectively combat these threats.

“Furthermore, efforts should also be made to address the root causes of insecurity, such as poverty, unemployment and social inequality.

“Nigeria’s lack of infrastructure has been a long-standing problem, and 2023 was no exception. Inadequate road networks, unreliable electricity supplies and inadequate health facilities continue to hinder the country’s progress.

“Government needs to focus on infrastructure development in 2024, investing in building and maintaining roads, bridges, power plants and hospitals. This will improve the quality of life of Nigerians, attract investment and drive economic growth. It will stimulate you.

“Numerous challenges plague Nigeria’s education sector, including inadequate funding, outdated curricula, and lack of access to quality education. In 2023, these challenges will worsen and the country’s progress will decline. thwarted.

“To ensure a brighter future for Nigeria, government must allocate more resources to education, modernize the curriculum to meet modern demands and ensure that quality education is available to all citizens. It won't.

“Investing in vocational training and skills development programs will also empower young people and improve their employability.”

Similarly, President Kosail told DAILY POST that “2023 has been a difficult year for Nigerians due to the abolition of subsidies that have brought misery, hardship and hyperinflation to our country.” For so many families, it was difficult to eat twice a day. ”

All aging refineries should be fully rehabilitated by 2024 to pave the way for domestic refining, Ibem said.

He said: “For a country like Nigeria, which is an important producer and exporter of crude oil, importing fuel and other petroleum products is taboo. We cannot move forward as is. refineries must be brought back on their feet.

“President Tinubu must take urgent action to repair roads that are in dire and dire condition. Transportation of food products from the north to the south of Nigeria is difficult due to the high cost of fuel, diesel and poor roads. Very excessive.

“Onions that were sold for 30 Naira are now being sold for 200 Naira and yams that were sold for 400 Naira are now being sold for 2,000 Naira due to high transportation costs.

“We want the president to revitalize a dying industry to provide jobs for the plethora of young people who are out of work after college.

“The high unemployment rate is a significant reason for security insecurity in the country.

“They want the president to take tough measures to address the killings by terrorists who are killing mostly Nigerians, mostly young people, children and women, for reasons best known to them.

“The recent horrific killings in Plateau State, where over 200 people were killed in one night, are truly sad and barbaric. Something must be done urgently to address the security issue. ”

Tinubu on Monday said he was aware of the frustration and discomfort that the removal of fuel subsidies and other policies was imposing on Nigerians.

In his New Year broadcast, the President asserted that Nigeria will emerge from the difficult situation with equal determination of the people to be better stakeholders in the Nigerian project.

“We know that for some time the conversation and debate will be centered around the rising cost of living, high inflation, which is currently over 28%, and unacceptably high underemployment rates,” he said.

“From the boardrooms of Broad Street in Lagos to the main streets of Kano Creek and Nembe Creek in Bayelsa, you can hear the groans of Nigerians who work hard every day to feed themselves and their families.

“I am not ignoring the grievances expressed, or sometimes not expressed, by our compatriots. Some of our compatriots even wonder if this is how our regime renews hope. I know what you’re asking.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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