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Atiku speaks on high rate of suicide in Nigeria

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has decried the high rate of suicide in Nigeria.

Atiku on Tuesday enjoined Nigerian parents and communities at large to look out for early signs of depression in the lives of young people.

According to him, paying close attention will help control the suicide rate in Nigeria.

Atiku, on his Twitter page, wrote: “The rate of suicide among our youth is worrisome. I believe that as parents and community, we need to pay close attention for early signs of depression among our young people, particularly in this depressing times.”

DAILY POST recalls that a music minister, Michael Arowosaiye sometime last week committed suicide. Michael, who reportedly left RCCG two years ago to Shepherd House Church, Apo Abuja, where he served as a worship leader, was said to have taken his life following financial issues and the inability to pay his house rent.

This came same time it was reported that a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Chukwuemeka Ugwuoke committed suicide on May 13th.

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