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Naija Latest: State Government Goes Spiritual Over Economic Hardship

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Economic Hardship
Gov Zulum

This is Naija latest, and a state government has gone spiritual over economic hardship, and other sundry challenges sweeping across the country.

Beyond policy approach, the government has declared a one day fast, aimed at countering those ills from the spiritual dimension.

The government is that of Borno which has declared a one-day statewide fast for Monday, February 19.

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It says it is to seek divine intervention on the economic hardship in the country, characterized by rising cost of food items.

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It is also to checkmate the spate of landmine explosions across its major roads.

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Providing a background to it all, Governor Babagana Zulum in a statewide broadcast on Friday, states:

“I speak to you today with a heavy heart, but also with a determination to address the challenges that have befallen our beloved state.

“I am deeply troubled by the recent hardships faced by our citizens, particularly the high cost of food items,” Zulum said, adding “I understand the burden that this places on families and individuals,” he said.

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“I want to assure you that we are taking decisive steps to alleviate this issue,”

“Our government is focusing on reviving agriculture in the state, intending to increase food production and reduce our reliance on food palliative.”

Making a point of the state investing in modern farming techniques, providing support to local farmers, and creating incentives for agricultural innovation, the governor said:

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“By doing so, we hope to not only lower the cost of food items but also to create sustainable livelihoods for our people.

“We have taken far-reaching decisions to mitigate the rising cost of the essential goods. In addition to our efforts in agriculture.

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“We are also working on increasing the distribution of palliatives especially for residents in MMC and Jere.”

Aside economic hardship, the governor also touched on insecurity thus:

“It is with great concern that I address the recent planting of mines on major roads by some miscreants.

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“These cowardly acts have not only threatened the safety of our citizens but have also hindered the movement of goods and services essential for our state’s development.”

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“However, we are working to ensure the perpetrators are fished out and dealt with accordingly, ” he assured.

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 “As people of faith and from our previous experience, I implore his eminence, the Shehu of Borno, the Chief Imam, Imams, and the Christian brothers and the citizens of Borno State to observe a one-day voluntary fast on Monday the 19th of February 2024,” the governor said.

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