"Serious Hunger, Poverty Killing Nigerians" – Senator Shehu Sani


The senator representing
Kaduna Central Senatorial
District, Shehu Sani, has said
Nigerians are groaning under
serious hunger and poverty and
therefore unable to meet their basic needs.
He stated this on Sunday during
the launch of his interactive
forum in Nasarawa, a suburb of
Kaduna metropolis.
“We know that Nigerians are facing hunger, no money for
school fees and no jobs,” the
senator said while addressing
the residents of the area during
the event tagged “Street
Parliament.” A chieftain of the APC in Kano,
Hussaini Mairiga, had recently
said President Muhammadu
Buhari who assumed power last
year had failed because
Nigerians were undergoing unprecedented hardship.
Mr. Sani, a member of the ruling
All Progressives Congress,
however blamed the hardship
Nigerians are currently facing on
the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party’s rule.
The lawmaker, who received
complaints from residents about
the terrible condition of the road
leading to the area, poverty,
joblessness and lack of portable drinking water, regretted the
neglect of the community by
government, noting that “it is as
if this community is not in
He however assured the residents that the APC-controlled
state government would redress
the ugly situation.
“But it is not our (APC) fault. For
the past 16 years, the PDP
government did not do anything to you, but this present
government will do something
for your community,” he said.
Mr. Sani also told residents of the
area, most of who are former
workers of the numerous textile companies in Kaduna that the
federal government had
earmarked N50 billion to revive
the moribund textile industries.
He said during the
administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan
about N70 billion was given to
some people he did not name to
revive the textile industry but
that they squandered the
money. According to him, the current
federal administration had
already earmarked N50 billion to
revive the textile sector. He