A crew, Coalition of South East Formative years Leaders, COSEYL, an umbrella body of the total formative years groups within the South-East has said that the excessive payment of cement would render most Nigerian families homeless if no longer checked.
The crew said it’s a ways utterly condemnable to sell a obtain of cement at the rate of N5,000 per obtain in a nation where so many families disappear to bed hungry.
In a press release signed by the President-Frequent of the crew, Goodluck Ibem, he said the excessive payment of cement would assemble landlords enlarge their dwelling rent which could well well well be above the attain of the overall man.
He added that the attendant raze end result used to be that Nigerians who can no longer afford to pay the increased rent will haven’t got any utterly different choice than to leave the dwelling with their families to are living below the bridge or any arrangement where they could well no longer be required to pay rents.
Fragment of the click release read: “The cement that’s sold N5,000 in Nigeria, is sold at the rate of N300 is some utterly different worldwide locations. Here is wickedness taken too a ways.
“The monopoly of cement has led to the struggling and death of so many Nigerians. A challenge where the federal government presents licence to easiest one man within the nation to be the producer and vendor of cement is unsuitable insensitivity and must dwell forthwith.
“The Federal Authorities must liberalize the cement enterprise by giving licences to Nigerians who’re excellent of doing the enterprise. Competition in enterprise remains the greatest approach to secure the greatest quality of goods and services at a reduced thoughtful value.”
Ibem said that: “One is tempted to mediate that the Federal Authorities is the utilization of Alhaji Aliko Dangote who is the one real producer and vendor of cement within the nation to elevate funds for the APC 2023 campaigns by milking Nigerians dry via excessive charges of cement.
“Why would the Federal Authorities give licence of producing cement to easiest one man in a nation that’s over two hundred and fifty million (250,000,000) of us, if no longer for the easy reason of oppressing them.
“We can not rating this oppression from the Federal Authorities and we keep a query to that cement be sold for N1,000 per obtain and the enterprise desires to be liberalized. The federal government must give licences to Nigerians who want to enter the enterprise.
“As formative years leaders of the South East geo-political zone that contain the hobby and wellbeing of our of us at coronary heart, we’re going to not withhold quiet and enable this calculated wickedness orchestrated by the federal government in opposition to harmless Nigerians to face.
“The excessive payment of cement has greatly reduced the rate of construction and these meaning to produce firms, industries and contemporary buildings can no longer attain so due to the exorbitant rate of cement. The economy is at a standstill. Nothing is transferring.
“We, attributable to this truth, keep a query to that the Federal Authorities must gash the cost of a obtain of cement to N1,000. The Federal Authorities must give licence to Nigerians who’re ready to attain the cement enterprise while also creating an enabling ambiance for them to thrive.”