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Nigerians lining up to collect palliative is height of indignity – Bishop Kukah

Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese has faulted the distribution of palliative to Nigerians amid the biting hardship facing the country.

Kukah said such moves were undignifying, calling on governments to map out better plans to tackle the nation’s issues.

He made this view known while fielding questions on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

DAILY POST recalls that the floating of the naira and the removal of fuel subsidy have pushed inflation levels to a new high leading to a hike in the cost of living.

As a response to the ensuing economic hardship and worsening hunger, governments across levels have rolled out palliative measures including the distribution of food items to the vulnerable as part of moves to cushion the hardship in the country.

However, Kukah said people just want to be able to get back to their lives, urging the government to end insecurity.

“We need to see a much more robust programme designed by the government to help us go away from just lining up and collecting palliative when we are not at war.

“I think it is the height of indignity to see Nigerians lining up every day under the sun and waiting to collect bags of rice which probably never come not because money has not been given but because everybody who gives out money in Nigeria from the Federal Government knows that a good part of this money is always stolen. Nigerians are not looking for handouts.”

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