The Federal Government has been blamed for the worsening economic situation in the country.
The Osun Civil Societies Coalition, OCSC, in a statement on Sunday, said the removal of petrol subsidy and devaluation of the Naira by the Federal Government exposed Nigerians to untold hardship.
In a statement released by its Chairman, Waheed Lawal, to mark the 2023 World Human Rights Day, the Coalition said, “The effects of the inflation scourge are more evident on the poorest of the poor of the country where malnutrition and hunger rates are surging daily as millions of children roam the streets in search of food.
“Nigerians have been struggling to survive, and it is worrisome that the political leaders and government functionaries are not ready to cut the cost of governance and share in the pain.
“The worsening cost-of-living crisis is causing a decline in living standards, which is hurting physical and mental health and as well worsening existing conditions.”
The group reminded the Federal Government that it is its constitutional duty to address all the issues undermining the wellbeing of Nigerians.
“As it stands today, the government is failing in its constitutional duty of ensuring security and social wellbeing of the citizens.”