Indigent Nigerians Disposing Properties To feed As Inflation Hits 21.47%
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Poor Nigerians have resorted to outright sales of their personal properties to enable them feed their immediate families as the hardships bite harder due to high rates of Inflation in the country.
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), December 15, 2022 reports, stated that, inflation rates has risen from 21.09% in October to 21.47% in November 2022, astronomically.
In Kaduna, the situation worsened following complete absence of basic welfare by the APC led administration, couple with ransom payment orchestrated by the hipper security challenges of kidnapping in the state.
NBS had, in its document titled: ”CPI and Inflation Report November 2022,” on Thursday, stated that headline inflation rate in November 2022 was 1.39%.
The document explained that it was 0.14% higher than the 1.24% rate recorded in October 2021.
NBS also noted that: “In November 2022, on a year–on- year basis, the headline inflation rate was 21.47%.”
According to NBS, this was 6.07% points higher compared to the rate recorded in November 2021, which was 15.40%.
The document stated that this means that in the month of November 2022, the general price level was 6.07% higher relative to November 2021.
“On a month-on-month basis, the Headline inflation rate in November 2022 was 1.39%, this was 0.15% higher than the rate recorded in October 2022 (1.24%),” it said.
The document added that this means that in the month of November 2022, the general price level was 0.15% higher relative to October 2022.
NBS said the percentage change in the average CPI for the twelve months period ending November 2022 over the average of the CPI for the previous twelve months period was 18.37%, showing a 1.39% increase compared to 16.98% recorded in November 2021.
Findings by our correspondent repealed that residents have resorted to outright sale of their basic working tools like laptop, computers, furniture of different size, shapes and values to interested neighbors to make an ends meet in feeding their families or parents.
So-called average Nigeria families, if it exist, have taken their cars to sale spots and displayed them for sale across the states sale spots and roadside, without even finding buyers for too long.
In most cases, children are turned into street hackers to assist parents in putting foods on their tables, while underaged female children are forced into the streets for commercial sex to support family needs and themselves.
Some victims who confided in our reporters said to service their private or commercial cars has become so hard for them to do, hence, the need to park the cars in sale spots for sell.
Roadside motor dealers and children hawkers interviewed confirmed the allegation, adding that the severity of the inflation is leading some families into crimes and criminality in form of informants to kidnappers, among other crimes currently happening in the society.
Efforts to speak to relevant government officials proved abortive due to protocol.
However, a politician of the main opposition PDP ,Danjuma Sariki faulted the APC administration and it inhuman policies that are contravention with constitution and laws of the country, and corruption.
PDP Crisis: Ortom, Fayose, Anyim, Others Get Soft Landing
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rescinded sanctions slammed on former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and ex-Senate President, Pius Anyim, over alleged anti-party activities.
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom, Ibrahim Shema of Kastina state and other party Chieftains also sanctioned got soft landings after a crucial meeting of the national working committee of the party yesterday in Abuja
Recall that the party top shots were suspended by the embattled Iyorchia Ayu leadership over alleged anti party activities
But in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, yesterday Thursday, March 30, the party announced that its National Working Committee,NWC, has reversed the suspension of the party’s chieftains.
Ologunagba noted that the PDP NWC also reversed Governor Ortom’s referral to the party’s disciplinary committee.
He said: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today, Thursday, March 30, 2023, extensively discussed recent developments in the party.
“The NWC recognised the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.
“Consequent upon the above, the NWC reverses the referral of the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee.
“The NWC in the same vein reverses the suspension of the following members of our great party: H.E Ibrahim Shema (Katsina State); Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State); Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State); Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State); Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State).
“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity, and harmony in our party at this critical time.
“The PDP must remain focused as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate freely given by Nigerians to our party and presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the PDP spokesperson stated.
DSS ING Alarm:Legal Means Can Be Deployed To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration- HURIWA
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), yesterday said there was nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop the inauguration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023 because the February 25, 2023 election that produced him is still being actively challenged in court by leading candidates in the poll.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the so-called alarm raised by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday that some politicians are plotting an interim government should not be used as an obstacle to stop the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) challenging Tinubu’s Victory
The DSS warning followed a petition by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo that the DSS should invite Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, over their rejection of Tinubu as the President-Elect.
Similarly, Atiku had earlier in March led a protest to the Abuja office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject the result of the February 25 poll declared by the electoral umpire.
Both Atiku and Obi alleged electoral malpractices in the poll and are in court to challenge the declaration of Tinubu as President-Elect by INEC.
HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “The Department of State Services should not rope in powerful opposition forces such as Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar with a view to finding some frivolous charges to hang on their necks to frustrate their formidable petitions against the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll.
“The DSS must work for all of Nigeria and not work as errand boys of Tinubu and his allies who only recently made claims that some persons want to stop his swearing in. By the way, there is nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop his inauguration because the election is being actively challenged. Nothing should be used as obstacles to obstruct Obi and Atiku’s petitions.
He advised that ,“The DSS should go after arm smugglers, kidnappers, bandits and terrorists and leave politicking for politicians.”
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In a statement signed by the union Chairman, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, the union described the appointment as well deserved.
The union expressed optimism that Arase will bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment to his father land.
The union prayed God Almighty to grant him the knowledge and wisdom to reposition the Police Service Commission for better service delivery.
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