Peter Obi , Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , has said Nigeria is collapsing and making more Nigerians poorer.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the former Anambra Governor, reacted to World Bank’s report on Nigeria’s projected poverty level. Peter Obi quoting the report said 10 million more Nigerians will fall into poverty by the end of 2020 .
Peter Obi said this while speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Southeast Summit on Friday in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
According to Obi: “Your country is drifting, it is collapsing. And if you don’t do anything, it will set its revenge on you.
“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 these 11 million persons falling into poverty, eight million are youths.”