“The Level Of Extreme Poverty In Nigeria Gives Me Sleepless Nights” – Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo

Published 1 month ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 12:31 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed concern over the high rate of Nigerians who are living in extreme poverty, saying it keeps him up at night.
Last year, Nigeria overtook India as the nation with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty across the world.
According to available data courtesy of the World Poverty Clock, a web tool produced by World Data Lab, an estimated 93.8 million Nigerians are measured to be living on less than $1.90 a day as of June 2019.
While speaking at a dinner and interactive session with faculty members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) in Lagos on Tuesday, June 18, Osinbajo said he looks forward to an industrialized nation with most people living above the poverty line. He said:

“I think what keeps me up at night has to do with extreme poverty; the issue is that the largest number of those who vote for us are the very poor.
“The promises that government makes to them is that their lives will be better and obviously they are looking at their lives being better in the shortest possible time.
“I will like to see Nigeria being an industrialised nation in the next 10 years; a very strong middle class and most people living above poverty line.”

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james987 at 12:53 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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One day,you go confess
Brave5500 at 01:00 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Rubbish leaders with notches propaganda,,, indeed u will confess one day.....
kp45 at 01:03 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Didn't you notice.
willyking at 01:06 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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What is the meaning of that 10 years U just said U know very well U only have four years in office na God go judge una.
osarobo62 at 02:44 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: willyking on 01:06 PM, 19/06/2019
What is the meaning of that 10 years U just said U know very well U only have four years in office na God go judge una.
four years plus eight years as president when Buhari leaves.
amasan1 at 02:49 PM, 19/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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Then bring out genuine poverty alleviation programme

kaposky at 12:40 AM, 20/06/2019 (1 month ago)
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