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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nigerians eating Lizards, Cats and Frogs to Survive Recession

SOME families in Ka­duna have already been forced to eat leaves so as to survive because the rising cost of food stuff brought about by the current eco­nomic recession, could not allow them have the finan­cial resources to visit the markets.




A youth leader, Malam Hassan Ahmed Rufa’i said that leaves such as “tafasa”, spin­ach, etc, had came to the rescue of these near-starv­ing families, while lizards and cats might become en­dangered specie because some children were already seen hunting them to pro­vide a cheap source of pro­tein for their families.

Lamenting the increas­ing excruciating econom­ic hardship, Rufa’i lashed at top political office holders, as well as the rich and af­fluent people in communi­ties around Kawo, Unguwan Dosa, Hayin Banki and Un­guwan Kanawa, saying they had the capability to assist the poor in their midst but were not living up the mass­es’ expectations.
“Some of them have gone on Hajj for the umpteenth time, while the money they spend making such regular hajj visits could have been used to buy food and feed several mouths. Hajj is in­cumbent upon a Muslim, once in a life time, if the person can afford it,” he em­phasised.

He added that, “rice and maize as well as other sta­ple food items have turned into precious commodities which only the rich and privileged could afford. Many of our people now feed on leaves, some can­not even cook the normal pate, they are seriously feel­ing the pang of an excruciating poverty. We pray the government should come to peoples rescue by estab­lishing free feeding centers.

“The other time, I saw some children chasing a big agama lizard. When I asked them what they were doing, they said they want to kill it because its roasted meat was sweet. They added that even cats are longer spared because it is also a delica­cy,” he said.
The youth leader chal­lenged people in authori­ty to explain how the food items donated to the state by Hajiya Aisha Buhari, were disbursed, alleging that there was little of no adequately publicity, if any, on how the items were dis­tributed.

“People here are suffer­ing; hunger is everywhere. If you go to the Masjid, you see people begging for mon­ey to buy food. Go to the hospitals, you see malnour­ished children everywhere needing medicare and the Doctors will say it’s either malaria or typhoid that is their ailment.


“Government should please come to our aid. It is capable of taking the people out of this predicament,” he insisted.
culled -thebreakingtimes.com







62 comments:

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    1. Hhhnnmmm why is my mind telling me that these people may graduate to killimay"bigger things on two legs" in the name of source of protein if the situation of the country goes worse?

      Tufiakwa i reject such!

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    2. I hope that this is an exaggeration of some sort. Pray tell.

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  2. The whole situation is sickening. God will definitely intervene in this country. We Re doomed.

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    1. You are praying and prophesying doom at the same time. I am not understanding.
      Please pick a hustle. It's either you pray or curse.

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  3. OMG!...
    See me shedding tears for my country people...
    Has it gotten to this?...
    I thought they claimed that the northern part of Nigeria are the ones providing foods for the country...
    How come they are now eating rubbish to survive?...
    See what Vuharia has reduced his aboki brothers to!...
    How did we get here?...
    Is this how we will continue suffering untill 2019??....
    Vuharia please resign if you have the interest of Nigeria at heart like you claimed!...
    Damn!...

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    1. Oloshi save your tears for ya life

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    2. Oloshi save your tears for ya miserable life

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    3. Queen, it is really disheartening.

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    4. Anon 13:37....U ARE INDEED A BLOODY BASTARD....Foolish fool, Buhari's puppet. Ode oshi.

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  4. Stella i just letf that commercial bank interview,it went well but I'm bit nervous...please fellow bvs pray for me o! Hmm I really need a job. Thank u Stella

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    1. You've gotten it,just be positive and believe.

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    2. It's marketing with 3 million naira target, #40,000 per month.

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    3. @ annon 14:12 Lol. That's the sad reality oh. Bank worker na just modern day slavery. But it's better than being idle.

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  5. OMG! That is so disgusting.
    The government should please go to their rescue.

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  6. Can the government stop sponsoring people for hajj and Jerusalem pilgrimage. That thing takes a lot of money. The flight fee, the 500 dollars they give them, hotel bills in the said countries and feeding expenses. Even transporting them from one angle to another is too much and see the crowd going for this things

    We don't have money again. Let us focus on other things with that money. As if it wasn't enough, cbn now gave them dollars at the rate of 199 when official amount is already about 350+. Who is fiooling who please

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  7. E don reach like that?
    Lord i thank you for my life and that of my family members

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  8. This is so sad. I pray things get better soon.

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  9. I thought they said food stuff is very cheap in the north, if it's that bad there I wonder what those in other parts of the country would do. God help us cos naija economy is something else.

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  10. Wonderful... As it gotten to that?

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  11. 1. Some poor people are lazy. U can't just be expecting something from someone everytime. That rich man has other responsibility elsewhere.
    2. I live in KD. U/rimi. These people enjoy living in poverty and begging. Any single kobo that enters his hand, is to marry another wife and continue giving birth. And u expect a rich man to come and take care of ur responsibilities.
    3. They don't plan for their lives. In this wahala govt wey we dey, u still see a barrow pusher marrying another wife and still his wife and kids are hungry......

    Abeg I can't deal, and mostly u find out that is the uneducated ones that live this way. The civilised one are so beautiful to look at cos their life style is just modern.

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    1. 100 likes, all d poor man knows how to do is to nack, u will see a common security marrying 4 wives, how stupid can d northerners be, I don't pity them at all, shebi they voted for bubu,they can eat earthworm for all i care.

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    2. True talk jor... just 2 weeks ago, my meat vendors help in the market said he was going to kano to marry. No house oo, no work, no money for wedding sef, but he had set a date. He is not even the meat vendor oo, he is just like an assistant to the man. It is well

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    3. A colleague(Hausa) where i served has 2wives. He's even a junior officer o. He no even get salary sef 'cause he don borrow from all the cooperative. He has a car, we now advised him to be doing cab services in the evening. He almost ate us raw. He prefers to go from office to office begging.

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  12. I don't believe this. Tall tales.

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  13. On the hunger issue, it's been a year plus. Can we stop talking about the last government and work now. We can come out of this recession if the government in change start by removing the finance minister and putting someone who knows what they are doing. Then bringing in advisers who know what to do and what not to do. The advisers should be on merit and not because they are northerners.


    We have land in abundance yet bag of rice is 24k.. We have been making noise with buy Naija to grow the naira and another noise is let's go back to agriculture..

    Yet the government is spending money looking for oil where there is none. What the government should be doing now is giving our large scale loans to big time farmers I know things like rice, tomatoes, pepper and so may things like this don't take time to grow. Within 3 months they are ready. Give farmers money to farm so people will see food to eat..

    Provide light so industries can work on low cost and make the ones the need to make. And then other things that will revive the economy. I feel for those who have to go all day looking for food or begging to eat. Lord bless them and provide for them..

    Price of things in the market are high but what can we do.. Diesel went from 90 naira to 200 naira. It's a very serious something.

    We can come out of this in a short time if they government know what they are doing



    Ps: this is my opinion.. Argue constructively or move on. Thanks

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    1. Fab mum you are just a useless attention seeker

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    2. Port Harcourt's Finest17 September 2016 at 17:11

      Fabulously articulated and well said. Kudos Fab mum!

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    3. Kudos fab mum you have said it all. I really don't understand why food would be getting more expensive when there is massive arable land all over Nigeria.

      Even the government can set up large scale farms and sell cheap. I don't know what they are doing.

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  14. O masè o. It has happened.

    Lord help us!

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  15. Lord have mercy on your children, touch the heart of our government

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  16. God have mercy a lot of people have nothing to eat

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  17. They should eat mosquitoes and felm it so that we know they are hungry or Nigeria is in bad shape . mtcheeeew

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  18. Na wa o,this is just the height of this recession.

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  19. Lord have mercy. This is so sad. Pls come and help us Nigerians.

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  20. Dat tin is rabbit , in my place it's edible.

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  21. Could this be true? I weep for my motherland. When did we degenerate to this? Giant of Africa indeed. But come to think of it, if the northerners that provides food for the whole nation are experiencing this, what then is happening in region that depends on them. Lord of mercy n compassion, pls look with pity upon us. Turn around my country's hard economic situation n make all things well again. Thank u Jesus

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  22. Oh Lord, pls come to the aid of ur children. People are suffering!

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  23. #The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other*

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  24. They shouldn't worry. They still have mrans of eating sef. Some are still worse off.Cats are not endangered at least in Nigeria. Dem plenty to go round and Lagos sef. I just wish all these wild cats in Lagos can be caught.

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  25. Hmmm, has it really gotten to people eating leaves?

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  26. Thus just reminded me of what I read about Viagra, Choi!

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  27. Eating cat isn't new. In minna alot of people eat cat meat. Plus an uneducated hausa man who is poor will marry a new wife if he makes a lil money and add to the ones he has at home that he can barely feed. Anyway majority of them voted buhari. The least we can do is pray to live till 2019 and vote buhari out. STAY STRONG NIGERIANS.

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  28. Better than eating human beings.

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  29. Port Harcourt's Finest17 September 2016 at 17:14

    Lizard and cat meat are both delicious protein sources. I recommend it to anyone who can not afford meat or fish. After all our forefathers and elderly ones ate it during the Nigerian civil war and lived long to tell the tales.

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    1. Chop kiss .
      Na their turn. Shebi our fathers and mothers went through hell because of this monkeys ?
      No be bad thing, let me taste what we through then.
      And they cast their vote for him.
      HE IS ALIVE AMEN.

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