The national coordinator of All Workers Convergence (AWC),
Comrade Andrew Emelieze, Wednesday described the recent report by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as an embarrassment to Nigeria.
Comrade Emelieze in a statement in Ibadan stated that ‘ the report confirms the afflictions Nigerians have been subjected to, basically as a result of poorly administered country.”
The AWC national coordinator said, ‘ the prevalence of massive poverty in Nigeria is man- made, basically borne from poor governance and terrible policies of government that is encouraging poverty amongst our citizenry.
“The report calls for concern, considering the massive wastage of human resources and the grievous implications for the wellbeing of the affiliated. The report is an indictment of governance in Nigeria and should be an embarrassment to government,” he said.
Comrade Emelieze added: “As a matter of fact , considering the huge budgeting spending to curb poverty and the massive national borrowing and Nigerians still continue to be this poor, is a big disgrace. Instead of reducing, poverty is on the increase. It is as if this government has wasted seven years of this administration. The embarrassing figure of multidimensional.
“Ordinarily, Nigeria is not supposed to have any business with poverty, but for the mindless, inhumane national policies that has been trying to institutionalize poverty in Nigeria.”
The AWC national coordinator noted that the “report calls for concern, considering the massive wastage of human resources and the grievous implications for the wellbeing of the affiliated.”