PDP Accuses Buhari Of Escalating Poverty in Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for the increasing rate of poverty in the country, following a report by the World Bank.
The World Bank, in a report released on Tuesday, had stated that inflation pushed about seven million Nigerians below the poverty line in 2020.
The party said: “It indeed appears that Mr. President enjoys living in denial while watching millions of Nigerians go down in abject poverty, excruciating hunger and starvation as our country now ranks 98th out of 107 in Global Hunger Index under his watch.
“Under President Buhari, Nigerians are now subjected to the worst form of poverty and hardship, with collapsed purchasing power, occasioned by a voodoo economy management that has wrecked our productive sectors and pummeled our naira from the about N167 to a US dollar in 2015 to the current over N500 per dollar
“It is unfortunate that Mr. President will choose to always bandy fictitious figures and false performance claims, when he has, in a space of six years, destroyed our national productivity and reduced our country to a beggarly nation, a laughing stock and object of pity among the comity of nations.”