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Labour Party Lawmakers Donate Salaries to Combat Hunger in Anambra

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AWKA, Anambra – Eight Labour Party members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have announced their decision to donate their six-month salaries to combat hunger and health challenges in their constituencies.

This announcement was made following a caucus meeting held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, where the lawmakers discussed the dire situation facing their constituents.

The communique detailing their resolution was jointly signed by Hon. Paul Obu, Hon. Nkechi Ogbuefi, Comrade Henry Mbachu, Hon Barr Jude Ifeanyi Umennajiego, Hon. Fred Ezenwa, Hon. Kingsley Udemezue, Hon. Justice Azuka, and Hon. Patrick Okafor.

In it, they express their concerns over the state of the nation and echo the sentiments of Labour Party leader, Mr. Peter Obi, regarding the urgent need for government action.

In an unprecedented move, the lawmakers advised President Bola Tinubu, Governor Charles Soludo, and all other state governors to declare a state of emergency on security and hunger. They recommended that for the next six months, the government should suspend work on all other sectors, including infrastructure, to focus on these critical issues.

The communique highlights the lawmakers’ decision to forgo their basic salaries for six months as a contribution to alleviate the suffering of the masses. They stressed the gravity of the situation, noting that the majority of Nigerians are suffering from the effects of hunger and insecurity, leading to loss of lives daily.

In their appeal to both the federal and state governments, the Labour Party members emphasized the need to heed the advice of Mr. Peter Obi, commending his selfless efforts to ensure the stability and growth of the nation. They portrayed him as a committed leader, dedicated to improving the lives of all Nigerians.

The communique concludes with a message of hope to the masses, urging them to sustain hope as the currency for a better tomorrow. This gesture by the Labour Party lawmakers not only highlights their dedication to their constituents but also sets a precedent for other politicians to follow, in putting the welfare of the citizens above personal gains.

The communique reads, “We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members, wish to lend our voice to the cry of our dear Leader, Mr. Peter Obi on the state of the nation after our emergency caucus meeting sitting. We, therefore, advise the Federal and State governments as follows:

“That His Excellency, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu should suspend work on all other sectors including infrastructure for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger in the nation.

“All state governors, including our dear governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to suspend all infrastructural development in their various states for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger.

“We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members, will relinquish our basic salary for six months to be our contribution to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

“In conclusion, we all know that the campaign is over and the election is over. Majority of Nigerians are suffering. People are dying every day as a result of hunger and insecurity.

“Thus, there is a need for the federal government and state governments to adhere to the advice given by our leader Mr. Peter Obi. We must commend our leader, His Excellency Mr. Peter Gregory Obi for this selfless effort to ensure the stability and growth of our nation. It really shows that he is committed to making this nation a better place for all of us.

“To the masses, hope is a virtue; we must sustain hope. That is the currency for a better tomorrow.”

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