Senator Shehu Sani has said that Nigerians were facing serious hunger and poverty and could barely meet their basic needs.
Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the senate, stated this on Sunday at the launching of his interactive forum in Nasarawa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.
Addressing residents of the area during the interaction tagged “Street Parliament” , Sani said: “We know that Nigerians are facing hunger, no money for school fees and no jobs.”
But he attributed the situation to the 16 years’ reign of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP).
After listening to complaints from residents, ranging from the terrible condition of the road leading to the area, poverty, joblessness and lack of potable drinking water, Sani regretted the neglect of the community by government.
“It is as if this community is not in Kaduna. 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.
He further told residents of the area, most of who are former workers of the numerous textile companies in Kaduna, that the federal government has earmarked N50 billion to revive the moribund textile industries.
He recalled that during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, about N70 billion was given to some people in the name of reviving the textile industries, but they squandered the money.