BREAKING NEWS: It’s sad life has become cheap in Nigeria – Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the , LP, in the February 18 general election, Mr Peter Obi, on Monday, said it is saddening that life has become cheap in the country.

Obi said the regular occurrences of stampede and struggle for reflect the depth of hunger and starvation in the country.

The former State governor said the nation now has a situation where people are losing their lives to hunger before the projected timeline, adding that the physical hunt and struggle for scarce food has become a life threatening adventure in itself.

The statement came after stampede at Nasarawa State , where two lost their lives while hustling for government provided food.

Another four people have also reportedly lost their lives in a stampede during an almsgiving zakat exercise for the poor in Bauchi State.

In a post on his X handle, Obi said the development showed the level of desperation among the people.

According to him, with food prices soaring higher every day and the nation continuing to wallow in unproductivity, the people now live their lives not knowing where the next meal will come from.

He said: “It is saddening how cheap life has become in this country today. It is now a daily occurrence to read reports of our fellow who lose their lives while struggling for basic food to eat.

“Just 3 days ago, I lamented the disheartening occurrence involving some of our at Nasarawa State University who lost their lives in a stampede while hustling for government provided food.

“Yesterday, another four people have also reportedly lost their lives in a stampede during an almsgiving zakat exercise for the poor in Bauchi State. These regular occurrences of stampede and struggle for food only reflect the depth of hunger and starvation in the country.

“It also shows the level of desperation among our people. With food prices soaring higher every day and our nation continuing to wallow in unproductivity, our people now live their lives not knowing where the next meal will come from.”

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