Investigate Exclusion of Somolu From Lagos Food Markets: Rights Group, HURMA Sends Protest Letter to Sanwo-Olu, Speaker – Rights Monitors

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A mass based Human Rights and Anti-Corruption body Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA Global Resource Initiative) has responded to the call of aggrieved Somolu residents via a letter to both the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the honourable Speaker of Lagos Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

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The letter signed by the Executive Director of HURMA, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak seeks urgent investigation on why Somolu community would be excluded from the beneficiaries of the ongoing ‘OUNJE EKO’ food markets program.

The letter titled: “EXCLUSION OF SOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNITIES FROM THE OUNJE EKO BENEFIT: A CALL FOR URGENT ATTENTION” reads in parts:

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“We are writing to inquire about the distribution process arrangements for the Lagos discounted food markets, ensuring transparency and fairness. Recently, our central office received a complaint from concerned residents of Somolu community, brought forward by the Somolu unit coordinator of HURMA.

“This complaint highlights the exclusion of Somolu community from the recently announced discounted food markets program, aimed at alleviating economic hardships faced by residents.

“We urge your urgent intervention to investigate the reasons behind Somolu’s exclusion and to rectify any discrepancies in the arrangement.”

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