Peter Obi Describes Collapse Of National Grid, Bread Bakers Strike As National Disaster

Peter Obi
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has condemned the latest collapse of the national electricity grid and the reported strike by bread bakers in Nigeria, describing it as a national crisis.

He said that that the constant collapse of the national grid exposes the failure of the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.

The national power grid reportedly collapsed for the sixth time around noon on Wednesday, throwing the nation into darkness.

Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria has also announced plans to stop the production of bread owing to the increase in the prices of baking materials.

In his reaction through a post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Peter Obi said the continuous failure of the present administration to fix the power sector is a compelling catalyst for a leadership change.

The former Anambra State governor categorically stated that the unavailability of bread due to bakers’ strike translates to a national crisis.

His tweet read, “Reports that the national power grid has collapsed for the 6th time in 7 months is alarming. Once again, many Nigerians have been left grope around in darkness without electricity.

Such negative parameters are not only benchmarks for governance failure but a compelling catalyst for leadership change.

Moreover, in a nation where many go the bed hungry, and national bakers going on strike is indicative of the high-stress level in both the productive realm of our economy and quality of life.

Also, for bread, one of the basic and affordable daily sustenance of the average Nigerian to become unavailable translates to a national crisis.

Government must live up to its statutory responsibilities to avert socio-economic incidents that induce extreme shock and stress on the national population.”


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