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Save Nigerians From Present Economic Hardship—Catholic Knights Urge FG

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Maj. Gen. Remy Uche, Supreme Subordinate President, Nigeria, Knights of St John International (KSJI).

The Order of the Knights of St. John International (KSJI) has expressed fear that the current economic hardship in the country is going to persist in the incoming year if nothing is done urgently.

The Supreme Subordinate President (SSP) Nigeria, Knights of St John International Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Remy Uche, urged the government to do everything possible to get the country out of the woods as soon as possible.

He advised the government to introduce genuine socio-economic programmes and policies that will quickly address the ravaging situation early next year.

Gen. Uche said the call has became expidient following the increasing widespread severe economic hardship and income poverty conditions in Nigeria, occasioned by inflation, high exchange rate of the country’s currency in the international market, and the vertical rise of the pump prices of refined petroleum products.

According to him, following the current economic hardship in the country, the situation now required the making of serious economic planning to take sufficient measures that would urgently bring about great improvement and tremendous leap out of the situation.

A statement by Sir Abuchi Anueyiagu, the Chief of Staff to the SSP, said the President noted that the hardship became deteriorated months ago when a new regime of the pump prices of the refined petroleum products emerged and has not improved yet.

He said that a situation where even the average person in the country finds it so difficult to feed was not healthy.

Gen. Uche who is also the dean of the Facility of Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), expressed fear of the possible dire consequences of the situation and advised government to take urgent steps to ameliorate the current hash condition of living.

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He declared, “The situation could be inimical to national peace and tranquility, as it is capable of evoking implosion or avoidable nationwide uprising, hence government should take a fast approach to saving the condition.”

The SSP implored members of KSJI, male and female, in the country to always demonstrate good citizenship and lead life worthy of emulation.

He urged them to also lead a life of charity as the the Christmas season entails or demands by doing charity to the needy in the society and to Muslims and the people of other Faith outside Christianity.

Prof. advised every Nigerian to use the opportunity of the season to show love to one another by tolerating the inadequacies of others and religion differences.

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