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Plateau women demand government action amid rising insecurity, economic hardships

Voice of Women in Nigeria Leadership Initiative Organizes Peaceful Protest in Jos

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A coalition of Plateau women, under the banner of the Voice of Women in Nigeria Leadership Initiative, has issued a heartfelt plea to the federal and state governments, urging immediate action to tackle the pervasive security challenges, hunger, and economic adversities gripping Nigeria.

Speaking during a peaceful protest held in Jos on Saturday, Mrs. Lois Gotom, the group’s coordinator in the state, underscored the profound impact of the ongoing economic downturn and insecurity, particularly on women and children.

Gotom expressed grave concern over the loss of lives and property resulting from the nation’s current crises, calling upon President Bola Tinubu to leverage his ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ to extend much-needed assistance to the populace.

“The escalating hunger and insecurity affect every facet of our society, with women bearing the brunt as the primary caregivers of households,” Gotom lamented.

She emphasized the urgent need for government intervention to stabilize commodity prices and curb the alarming rise in the cost of living, which has plunged many into acute deprivation.

Highlighting Nigeria’s vast wealth in natural and human resources, Gotom urged leaders at all levels to harness these potentials for the collective welfare of the people.

“While President Tinubu pledged significant improvements during his campaign, the reality on the ground paints a grim picture. Insecurity has disrupted agricultural activities, leaving vast swathes of land uncultivated,” she remarked.

The peaceful rally, Gotom asserted, serves as a collective voice for ordinary Nigerians, beseeching leaders to heed their cries for urgent action and meaningful change.

Amidst the challenges, she called upon fellow Nigerians to offer support and prayers for the nation’s leaders, underscoring the importance of unity in navigating the current tumultuous landscape.

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