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Poverty rate under Buhari, Pat Utomi says Nigeria most miserable place to live on earth

Prof Pat Utomi, an APC chieftain has lamented increased poverty and insecurity under President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.


Prof Pat Utomi, an APC chieftain has lamented increased poverty and insecurity under President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.

His remark came amid the worsening state of insecurity.

“The truth of the matter is that this is the most miserable place to live on earth today; all the statistics say so,” Prof Utomi said on Channels TV during an interview monitored by The Gazette.

“Poverty rules the land but do you see it reflected in the lives of the political class? No, you don’t. Today, we have overtaken India in terms of the total number of the poorest people on the planet.”

“They are dying from insecurity with all the killings every day, more people are killed in Nigeria every day in most of the major civil wars of the world. Today we are dying more from malaria than any other people in the world.” the professor of the political economy added.

He accused Nigerian politicians of lacking empathy.

“Politics has been reduced to how do you capture a state and use it for your own aggrandisement… Nigerian politicians do not have empathy for the people. There is a complete disconnect between the political class and the people,” Prof Utomi explained.

Last week, bandits ambushed a 42-seater bus at Sabon Birni, Sokoto, killing 23 persons.

Bandits are also causing havoc in Katsina, Buhari’s home state.


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