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Nigeria’s economy on the verge of collapse, cleric warns

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By Dayo Johnson

Akure—THE Bishop of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Diocese of Akure, Rt. Revd. Simeon Borokini, weekend raised the alarm over high poverty and hunger in the country, warning that the nation’s economy was on the verge of collapse.

Borokini called on President Muhammadu Buhari to proffer immediate remedy to the pains and agonies the masses were going as a result of the austerity measures introduced by his administration to fight corruption.

He spoke during this year’s 1st Session of the Twelfth Synod at St. Stephen’s Church, Iju, in Akure North LGA of Ondo State, titled: “Stewardship.”

Borokini lamented that the government was not sensitive enough to the plight of the poor people, saying: “It is not that the incumbent government has not done anything to tackle the challenges but it appears confused, as it commits to decisions that are either too late or too little to make any positive impact. And many Nigerians are unhappy.

”There is no doubt that most Nigerians are passing through tough times, enduring much pains and suffering a lot of indignities like lack of electricity to power their homes, joblessness, high level of poverty and hunger, especially in an economy that is largely comatose.”

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