Ogun State Assembly Minority Leader Lukman Adeleye has lamented the situation in the country and called on President Bola Tinubu to act now.
Adeleye said Nigerians under the current administration can no longer feed themselves or their family members, noting that the prices of food items have skyrocketed and the common people are finding them unaffordable.
Adeleye spoke during an empowerment programme held in Odogbolu for small-scale businesses to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day.
He regretted that the purchasing power of the people has been reduced due to the sudden removal of fuel subsidy by the current administration as well as the floating of the naira.
The lawmaker, who expressed concern about the prevailing economic situation in the country, said politicians should empower the masses to quench the current condition.
“It is worrisome that people now find it hard to eat three square meals as prices of food items and other products have gone up tremendously, while many can’t meet their family’s needs or their children’s school fees.
“Small-scale businesses are worse hit as they have continued to crash because of inflation. The President has to do something about this before things get out of hand,” he stated.