By Chris Njoku
Prof. Grace Etuk, Head of Department, HOD Social Works at the University of Calabar, UNICAL has called on Nigerian politicians to make sacrifices too in 2024.
Etuk made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Calabar.
It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu had earlier on Monday in his Presidential Address called on Nigerians to be hopeful and work better for the good of the nation.
She said it was not enough to ask ordinary Nigerians to sacrifice, adding that leaders of the nation must be sensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
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“Sometimes our leaders should leave their hallowed chambers and do their day’s works on the streets of Lagos, Calabar or any city for that matter and see the plight of ordinary Nigerians.
“They should also be paid N50,000 or the N30,000 minimum wage monthly and see how that will carry them for the month, this should make them see clearly the clear picture of how Nigerians are surviving.
“It is time for Nigerian leaders to pick a clue from some leaders in the western world by leaving too many cars, allowances and other unnecessary luxury for the good of the nation and ordinary Nigerians,” she said.
She said though she was no prophet of doom, “Nigerians must be prepared for the worst in 2024,” although she expects them to be hopeful too that things get better.
“Nigerians should also draw close and work with God to help pull the nation through its present economic challenges,” she added.