Poverty is defined by oxford English dictionary as ” The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.”
Nigerian has 61% poverty rate.
This poverty is caused as a result of corrupt practices by it’s leaders. Interestingly , Nigeria has the highest oil in Africa. unfortunately, it’s oil couldn’t sustain it .our political leaders are the worse in the history of Africa.
just Last week ,a young man gave out his two sons out in place of one bag of rice.
Very unfortunate for giant of Africa .
Poverty rate in Nigeria is growing in a geometric progression . People now do odd things that does not have moral justification, because of where the government has placed them. Most of the arm rubbers we have today,do not drive joy in the notorious act, but poverty and hardship has subjected them to doing it.
Absolute poverty is measured by those who can afford only the bare essentials. A government agency, said there was a paradox at the heart of Nigeria as the economy was going from strength to strength, mainly because of oil production- yet Nigerians were getting poorer .” despite the fact that the Nigeria economy is growing, the proportion of Nigerians living in poverty is increasing every year .although it declined between 1985 and 1992 and between 1995 and 2004″ yemi kale, observed the above.
Presently , My state Anambra has the lowest poverty rate in Nigeria while sokoto has the highest poverty rate at 86.4%.
Could it be that the insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria is responsible for this heartbreaking news?
Nigerians are searching for a strong and active leaders that will be determined to combat the problems facing our country especially, the issue of poverty and corruption.