POPULAR singer and activist, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, better known as Charly Boy, has suggested that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is punishing Nigerians with hunger and hopelessness.
Charly Boy gave the assertion in a post on his X handle on Monday.
“See as APC dey wicked us with hunger and hopelessness. Dia Fathers,” he wrote.
His statement is coming amid the International Monetary Fund, IMF, report that Nigeria is experiencing a deepening economic crisis.
IMF in a recently published report titled ‘Review of Nigeria’s Post Financing Assessment’ by the IMF Executive Board, expressed concern that the stagnant per-capita growth, widespread poverty, and severe food insecurity have further intensified the persistent cost-of-living crisis in Nigeria.
However, President Bola Tinubu said his government will do everything possible to expand food production and become a net exporter amid rising hunger and hardship in the country.
Tinubu gave the assurance in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, after a delegation from the Global Tijaniyya Movement, led by Khalifa Muhammad Mahe Niass, visited him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.