By uzoukwuchidiadimiracle • 9 days ago • 161 views • 27 comments

Ohanaeze Ndigbo in its reaction to the President

Mohammadu Buhari’s concern on the growing rate of

poverty in Nigeria said that the government was not really

serious that it was concerned on the escalated rate of

poverty in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

during the breaking of Ramadan fast with

members of the federal executive council,

service chiefs and heads of MDGs at the

Presidential Banquet hall State House,

Monday night in Abuja.

The apex Igbo body said that talk was cheap and urged

President Buhari to match his words with action, other than

a shallow exhibition of concern when indeed insecurity has

contributed significantly in making most Nigerians poor.

Media and Publicity Adviser to the President General of

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emeka Attama, in reaction to the

President’s speech said “He (President Buhari) is not

serious about addressing the issue of poverty in a state of

insecurity in the country.

“There is no way people cannot be poor when their sources

of wealth have been destroyed by insecurity; when there is

a high level of unemployment and per capita income is very

low. All these are integrated and no one can stand in

isolation of the other.

“People cannot give their best to grow the economy in

hostile environments. There is more to eradicating poverty

than mere lip service. The president should match his

words with action.

“The banks are not giving loans except by high margins

that cannot be afforded by the very ordinary citizen, so

how do you expect people not to be poor. Mr President

should better be serious about eradicating poverty other

than mere talk.”

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