Residents of Mpape, an informal settlement that is 5 kilometres away from Abuja city centre have said only their unified and louder voices will address the huge poverty and inequality that plays out in the community.
Some of the residents who spoke to MAWA Foundation on Monday at Mpape say the fight against gross inequality that has created huge poverty must be championed by the community champions with strengthened and unified voices.
Mr. Joshua, while explaining how inequality has led to imaginable poverty in the Mpape community, pointed out that nobody will speak on behalf of the community but residents themselves.
Another resident, Mrs. Nkechi who sells food items in the Mpape market, told MAWA Foundation that inequality and poverty have continued to wax stronger in the community and other Nigerian communities because the communities lack voices.
Nkechi appealed to MAWA Foundation to help build community capacity to raise their voices against inequality.
Mrs. Monica Mba who spoke to MAWA in her one-room apartment in Mpape said she feels very bad that there are no strengthened voices in the community to speak up against societal injustice.