The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has predicted that Nigeria will have 110million poor people by the end of 2020.
Obi said this while speaking on Friday, December 11 at a PDP Southeast Summit ahead of the 2023 general elections in Anambra, Obi noting that Nigeria is drifting and collapsing.
The former governor added that among the 11 million that will be added to the already existing 100 million poor Nigerians, eight million are youths.
“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 this 11 million person falling into poverty, eight million are youths.”