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Nigeria’s poverty level threatens national security – Anambra lawmaker


The senator representing Awka South 1 constituency in Anambra State, Henry Mbachu, said that the level of poverty in Nigeria is becoming a threat to national security.

The lawmaker who took a tour of some markets in his constituency said with the level of poverty ravaging a good number of Nigerians, it is evident that the country’s national security, stability and unity will be threatened if it continues.

Mbachu called for a more sustainable approach to tackling the country’s increasing rate of poverty, according to Daily Post.

He said, “My engagements have been focused more on the people, especially the poor who live below the poverty line. The level of poverty and inequality in Nigeria today threatens national security, stability and unity.

“Well-to-do individuals should be done with ‘dorime’ and 21 years old liquor. The cost of one bottle of exotic drink can end excruciating poverty in many families. This is the time to change approach.”

He added that creating more job opportunities for the underprivileged and implementing economic and institutional reforms for efficiency would elevate incomes.

He urged young Nigerians to help the government in fighting corruption as well as partner in monitoring projects, development and growth of their local entities.

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