The presidential candidate of the Accord Party, Prof. Christopher Imumolen, has explained reasons why Nigeria is listed among the poorest countries in the world.
Imumolen said this in a statement on Monday, during his live broadcast, as he unveiled his election master plan.
The presidential aspirant identified the lack of opportunities, youth unemployment and poor education among others as factors responsible for the country’s poor rating.
The academic who spoke on critical areas of the country’s economy said to achieve the desired results, the next president must take important decisions to turn the nation’s economic fortunes around, and if elected, he vowed to effect a sharp turnaround.
He said, “Economic hardship (in Nigeria) is at its apex and the cause is multifaceted. There are so many reasons a country will plunge into poverty.
“Today, Nigeria is maybe the leading poverty capital of the world and the major reason is opportunities. Nigerian youths do not have opportunities for jobs. Nigerian youths are not properly educated. We need to reform our educational system.
“My party, Accord and I are driven by the passion to change the narrative of inept leadership that has stunted our growth as a country for decades.
“We believe in the Nigerian project and are supremely committed to the vision of seeing the country and its people grow out of penury, darkness, and joblessness by offering quality leadership that will restore confidence and hope in them.”