The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Peter Obi has said that Nigeria will have 110million poor people by the end of 2020.
He disclosed this on Friday in Awka, the Anambra State capital during a PDP Southeast Summit ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“Your country is drifting, it is collapsing. And if you don’t do anything, it will set its revenge on you,” Obi said.
“The World Bank released a report, go and read that report. This year alone, 11 million Nigerians will fall into poverty. The 11 million is on top of the 100 million that is already there. That means by the end of this year, Nigeria will have over 110 million people living in poverty. It is important to know that of this 11 million people falling into poverty, eight million are youths.”
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On his party, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus called on the youths to be creative and innovative, adding that power rests on them
According to the opposition, the party leadership has created a policy to initiate policies that will empower the young Nigerians.Photo Credit: Getty