A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Kenneth Imasuagbon, has appealed to Nigerian leaders to identify with those they govern especially under the current harsh economic reality.
Imasuagbon stated this on Sunday during his annual rice distribution exercise to the people in Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State and his home town, Ewohimi in Esan South East Local Government Area.
He said, “Leaders must begin to feel the suffering of the people and identify with them. That is the only way we can start helping them. If you eat and your neighbour can’t, then there is trouble. Look at the way people are struggling to grab a 10kg bag of rice. I will do everything to fight hunger.
“I’m calling on all Nigerians, Edo sons and daughters, to join me in the struggle to defeat hunger in Edo state. We need to feed our children. We just have to conquer hunger.
“Let us learn from the late Captain Hosa Okunbo, who gave it to everyone. He shared with all that came in contact with him. You don’t need to be super-rich to share with the needy. Our leaders must see now that our people are hungry.”
The philanthropist donated food items and cash to Christ family Orphanage, Otoukwe, Agenebode and also urged all well-meaning Nigerians to share with the less privileged, the needy and the downtrodden.
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