May 28, 2024

In a poignant plea echoing the frustrations of the masses, Honorable Adebayo Babajide Gabriel, representing Ibadan North Constituency 2 in the Oyo State House of Assembly, has urged swift action to address the burgeoning crisis of artificial food scarcity gripping the state.

Speaking passionately during a session presided over by the deputy Speaker, Honorable Abiodun Fadeyi, in a motion moved by Abiodun Babalola, and co-sponsored by the House leader, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin, Hon. Adebayo underscored the urgency of implementing measures to alleviate the suffering of the populace.

With unwavering resolve, Hon. Adebayo emphasized the paramount importance of “stomach infrastructure” in alleviating the pervasive hardship plaguing communities across the state.

Drawing attention to the stark realities faced by constituents, he lamented the palpable tension exacerbated by the relentless rise in market prices, citing the dire consequences of hunger-induced anger.

“Children were asking us a series of questions,” remarked Hon. Adebayo, highlighting the disillusionment permeating society as promises remain unfulfilled amidst escalating economic woes.

He called upon both the state and federal governments to subsidize essential food items, citing persistent inflation as a silent killer eroding the purchasing power of ordinary citizens.

In a clarion call for concerted action, the lawmaker urged the executive arm of government to implement decisive measures to counteract artificial inflation and mitigate the harsh realities faced by the populace.

Recognizing the interconnectedness of state and federal efforts in addressing socio-economic challenges, he implored the federal government to collaborate closely with state governors to alleviate the prevailing hardship nationwide.

As the specter of food scarcity looms large, Hon. Adebayo’s impassioned plea reverberates as a poignant reminder of the imperative to prioritize the well-being of the citizenry.

In a state grappling with the multifaceted challenges of economic instability and social unrest, the assembly’s collective resolve to champion the cause of the masses serves as a beacon of hope amidst adversity.

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