Most Nigerians cannot afford to celebrate Sallah -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed worry that millions of Nigerians were observing the Eid-el-Kabir in frustration as they cannot afford the basic necessities to celebrate with their loved ones.

It also decried the worsening economic crisis, astronomical increase in cost of essential goods and services caused by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP, meanwhile, commended Nigerians for their resilience.

It also urged them to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir to reinforce their patience, hope and trust in God despite the prevailing economic, social and security challenges confronting the nation.

National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement in Abuja, on Wednesday, said: “Our party charges Nigerians not to allow the hardship and sense of uncertainty they face at the moment make them lose sight of the essence of the Eid-el-Kabir.

“Which also include the demand for selflessness, absolute trust and submission to the Will, Authority and Command of Allah in all issues of life.

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“It is heartrending that Nigerians are currently undergoing the most harrowing economic hardship under the APC Federal Government which continues to impose life discounting policies with attendant hardship on the people without verifiable plans for relief.

“Our party is deeply worried by the worsening economic crisis, astronomical increase in cost of essential goods and services, collapse of the purchasing power of citizens and scorching economic distress on millions of families across the country.

“It is saddening that on an occasion like this, millions of Nigerians are observing the period in frustration as they cannot afford the basic necessities to celebrate with their loved ones.

“Many cannot express their affection by traveling to visit or even sharing with their family members and friends all because of hardship and insensitive policies imposed by the APC government.

“The PDP however urges Nigerians not to despair but use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to further unite in love, support and care for one another at this critical time.

“The PDP congratulates Nigerians and wishes them a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.”

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