They say Nigeria is now out of recession but the economy continues to bite harder and the catholic leader in Lagos, Most Reverend Adewale Martins is not smiling.

He is angry that despite the promised ‘change’ and the talk about Nigeria getting out of recession, people are still hungry and businesses are still closing shops.

The man of the cloth spoke at a news conference to mark his 58th birthday at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, on Thursday.

“While this is gladsome to hear, the reality is that the impacts are yet to be felt at the grassroots. The cost of living is very high; workers are being retrenched daily.

“Even some of those still working are not being paid, both in the public and private sector; the power sector is in a comatose. The effects of all these on the poor masses of this country can better be imagined,” the archbishop said.

Martins recalled how Nigerians have been promised palliative measures in the past but yet the masses feel no impact but continue to suffer.

“Nigerians are tired of promises. They want to see results,” he said.