Nollywood actress, Biola Adebayo has appealed to the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his government including the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intervene in the living conditions of the ordinary Nigerian as they dying of hunger.
In an open letter she penned down via her Instagram page, Biola lamented that the average Nigerian cannot afford basic amenities and food items have become overly expensive in the country.
She exclaimed that she is scared to open her DM because it is full of messages from people begging her for money just to buy food for their survival and many have turned to beggars.
“Every time I look at my driver (who is not a driver but a brother, a family) I keep wondering how he survives on 50K salary as a family man (I just have to share what I have over and over again) some don’t even earn that much or the people that live on the minimum wage of 30k. The truth is an average Nigerian can’t even afford basic amenities…Food is extremely expensive in Nigeria.
With due respect sirs/ma, @presidentmumbai @profosinbajo @jidesanwoolu @abi_olusanya Dr Mohammed Abubakar food is too expensive, the masses are suffering, many people can’t afford to eat well or even eat at all. Some of us don’t want to live abroad, we want to live in Nigeria. I had the opportunity of living in America, Canada, UK and so on but I choose to live here but the economy is frustrating us if we all run abroad, who will you govern?
People are willing to run to as close as Ghana Haba! A lot of Nigerians has become a begger. I know some people are perpetual beggars but some don’t wish but apparently, they are without a choice. I’m so scared to open my dm, my dm is filled with messages of people asking for help…I sincerely wish I could guys right now my expenses is higher than my income and I’m trying to cut cost too. I’m really sorry.
In summary, my dear president @presidentmumbai there’s so much suffering in the land, please sir, start from food, a lot of people are hungry and they need help. God bless you as you critically look into this.”