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’Buhari govt’s plan to lift 10 million Nigerians out of poverty is impossible’ – Peter Obi

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Peter Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State has said that the Muhammadu Buhari government’s pledge to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years “is not attainable”.

Peters said this on Monday while speaking on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’.

Obi, the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 general election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) criticised the Nigerian federal government for ‘worsening poverty rate’ in the country.

“The plan of this administration to pull 10 million people out of poverty annually is not attainable. In six years, they have drawn more people into poverty,” he said.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Buhari administration has always rehashed its pledge to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next few years.

At the last independence anniversary celebration, Buhari reiterated: “We remain confident that our goal of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years is achievable.”

Critics have described it as a daunting task, especially amid a high inflation rate and rising unemployment figure not helped by a devalued naira.

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