:By Austen Akhagbeme;
A foremost Governorship aspirant of the Labour Party ( LP) in Edo State, Dr. Azemhe Azena has called for help from concerned citizens and the government to address the growing rate of suicide, especially among men in Nigeria.
The popular politician said this in a statement signed by his media team in celebration of the international Men’s Day 2023 as declared by the United Nations.
The event which is aimed at celebrating men’s positive contribution to society, family, marriage, child care and the environment also focuses on the emotional well-being of the man vis-a-vis the adverse economic conditions men face to make ends meet.
Dr Azemhe Azena, in line with the theme for this year, 2023, titled “Zero male suicide”, called for the attention of the government and relevant Agencies and organizations to look for a lasting solution to the growing rate of suicide today.
“A major part of the solution may not be too far from the prevailing economic situation in our world today which seeks to put pressure on the men-folk who are mostly breadwinners in their homes” he said.
The ebullient philanthropist called for humanitarian organizations and public-spirited Nigerians to do more for society to mitigate unemployment in the country.
In another development, Dr Azemhe Azena’s popular mass mobilisation program tagged “The Azemhe Mega Summit” is billed to take place in Auchi, Edo North senatorial district December 2nd.
The Summit witnessed a huge turnout of lovers, sympathizers and supporters of the Azemhe mandate in its earlier episodes in Benin- city in Edo South and Ekpoma in Edo Centre respectively.