Jimoh Ahmed, Owo.
As Nigerian workers under the hegemony of the Nigerian Labour Congress, suspended their protest against the hardships brought about by the removal of fuel subsidy, the downtrodden have called on President Tinubu to hasten steps in making life better for the people of the country.
This was the position of some Nigerians as they reacted to the protest and the state of the economy as the hard times, courtesy of subsidy removal, continue to strangulate them by the day.
They therefore called on the president to be sincere in all his solutions to the hard times and ensure all the measures he is putting in place, like the palliatives, did not get into wrong hands as it was with those of the Buhari administration.
Speaking with The Hope, a housewife, Mrs Kudirat Bello, described the hardship in recent times as a death knell that may spell unpleasant news among Nigerians if it extends beyond December this year.
Bello who said her household has resorted to begging to survive stating that her subsitent farmer husband could no longer cope with providing for the needs of her family.
According to her, being a physically challenged person does not help the matter as her condition does not allow her to do anything to support her husband.
A commercial driver, Mr Johnson Adekunle called on the president to ensure the nation’s refineries are fully functional and working.
Adekunle also called for the review on the reopening of the country’s borders to allow food and vehicles to come in until the economy is vibrant again.
On his own, a farmer, Ojo Onukaba, has appealed to President Tinubu to ensure improved security in all the nooks and crannies of the country, especially around farm settlements to enable farmers concentrate on food production.
According to Onukaba, the attacks by fulani herdsmen and kidnappers have made farmers to abandon their farmlands for fear of being killed or kidnapped.
He posited that if farmers feel safe in their various farms, food production in the country will increase and their will be food to eat.