Hardship: Obi Reacts As Ukraine Donates Food To Nigeria

Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate for the 2023 election has reacted to the recent compassionate gesture by the Ukrainian government towards Nigeria.

Obi reacted via a thread posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, March 4, 2024.

The Ukrainian Government donated 25,000 tonnes of wheat as emergency food assistance to 1.3 million vulnerable and crisis-affected individuals in Nigeria’s northeastern region.

Obi, having acknowledged the laudable nature of the humanitarian effort, argued that the gesture also sheds light on the systemic failures within Nigeria’s ability to provide for her citizens.

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He asserted that the development is a national disgrace, stemming from years of leadership shortcomings.

The politician called for urgent reflection and a reordering of the national priorities and resource management.

According to him, the act of human solidarity serves as a testament to the generosity of spirit among the people of Ukraine, deserving of greater global recognition.

However, he laments that Nigeria, once economically confident and blessed with abundant natural resources, now finds itself relying on war-torn Ukraine for food assistance.

Obi stated that the act called for the critical importance of sound political leadership—the foundational requirement for any nation aspiring to elevate the standard of living for its citizens.



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