Buhari didn’t throw 133 million Nigerians into poverty
It is Peter Drucker, the management guru, that is often quoted to have said, “You can't manage what you can't measure.” But I wish to follow up with an addition that is as relevant and critical, which is, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” These quotes are important premises for this discourse.
Kindly share this story:In fact, it is not only the hitherto narrow focus on monetary poverty measurement that the MPI has exposed, it has also exposed how largely unaccountable subnational governments have been in the management of public finance. What have been the contributions of state and local governments to poverty alleviation? It is patently unfair to leave the Federal Government alone to take on the task of poverty alleviation in the country.
While the results of MPM and MPI differ, both provide a holistic insight into the poverty status of the country.Nigeria is not the poverty capital of the world- not in multidimensional terms or in monetary values. According to the World Bank, currently, the top 10 countries with the highest monetary poverty rates in the world are South Sudan (82.30%); Equatorial Guinea (76.80%); Madagascar (70.70%); Guinea-Bissau (69.30%); Eritrea (69.00%); Sao Tome and Principe (66.70%); Burundi (64.90%); Democratic Republic of the Congo (63.90%); Central African Republic (62.00%); and Guatemala (59.30%).
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No. They threw themselves in! No. He threw 133 Billion Abacha did! Hmm No he didn't throw them into poverty. He drowned them in it. I DID 🤷 When a local farmer is afraid to go to his farm to bring back food to sell and eat for fear of being kidnapped by Fulani bandits he becomes poor. Yet the farmer does not have control of national security and the Police. So who is responsible?
That's true.. He doubled it from 2015 figures Is me that did it, Buhari is to business smoking weed how can he it is me. So, who did? Na me throw them...Awo oloriburuku
Nigerians May Be Hungry But We Can Manage Our Hunger, APC Presidential Candidate, Tinubu Tells Buhari | Sahara ReportersThe presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said though Nigerians may be hungry, the hunger can be managed because President Muhammadu Buhari has created a path out of the hunger. Tinubu, who eulogised Buhari on Tuesday while speaking at a ceremony to flag off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO) located at the Bauchi and Gombe states’ boundary, described the President as a retired general who came to rescue his country. President Buhari on Tuesday flagged off the project amid tight security. God will punish all of you. Does he actually mean what you says? Because this is just unimaginable Anaedenkwugherinakwukwo
Rather 200 million people Who now did that ? More than that number is leaving in perpetual poverty within seven years of Buhari. Yes he did, he need to resign and covered his eyes , am in united state I went for capturingof my renewal of my passport since August up till now not yet out their embassy in Washington DC, that was very very bad
Yes he pushed not throw Who did?…..my parents? Buhari is an affliction, all Nigeria’s should pray never to happen again. Amen 🙏 What you said is true you forget to add extreme lol How many did he throw He only throw Nigeria into deep pit of poverty. He will never know peace
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The People they chose to represent them, starved them not Buhari. No! Na them throw him. Become a citizen & hv ur passport issued in just 120 days, starting frm USD $100k plus. Visa-Free Travel to 151 countries Including UK, EU, Singapore etc Having a second passport gives u greater personal freedom & access to d best lifestyle, security & excellent wealth mgt opts
My Northern people and some SW people said he actually pooled out millions of Nigerians out of poverty... We are the ones that decided to be poor right And you forget that if anything happens to the head, the whole body will be affected so who does? Na when this man tenure finish, you will shocked by the amount of money that was stolen.
No he did not throw dem into poverty but he throws dem from top to bottom, worsen poverty in Nigeria history. Bros buhari govt is total disaster Most worst government in the world Nigerians and their egos, fake lifestyles- a whole me, i don big pass these and that, did that themselves.
I Cannot Condemn IPOB’s Militants Arm, ESN, What Everyone Needs Is Dialogue – Peter Obi | Sahara ReportersThe presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, says that the agitations for Biafra is a product of bad leadership, while promising to adopt dialogue to deal with the issues, if elected president in the 2023 general elections. Obi, who spoke at a presidential town hall series “The Candidates”, on Monday, said he could not speak nor condemn the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the South-East because he was not certain about their activities. Ipob is peaceful organization God bless MNk I have told you since.. Someone is part of the league. Spin it anyhow you like, Peter Obi has been chosen by the people of Nigeria to lead them from 2023, and God has ordained it. There's nothing you or anyone can do about it.
I gave up when Clem Agba writer of the article who is a minister by the way started analysing poverty based on PDP and APC controlled states. When the elites who benefit off the system start involving politics in day-to-day poverty we experience! Run oo The worst thing that has ever happened to Nigeria is Buhari...May he never ever happen again Amen ...
in adject poverty not just poverty....clap for him he did a nice job Who talk that thing, who talk that thing, who talk that thing So HE Peter Obi is the one, right 😏 Yea, he scammed them into abject Poverty. Na them use their mouths shout change, they didn't ask for the kind of change. Please how did he know that people are leaving in poverty? Just asking
nightofglory lagosnightofglory Who talk that thing say e no throw people 133million ppl into poverty, make una respect yourself oh .. I guess they went into poverty by themselves
Another poll shows Peter Obi leads Atiku, Tinubu, KwankwasoSurvey findings in the South-west put Mr Tinubu ahead with 37.4 per cent; Mr Obi at 24 per cent; Mr Abubakar at 16.5 per cent; and... Was i part of this poll? fkeyamo You have been very kwayet these days. Just checking up on you. Jungle don mature! Hope it has not trampled on you. Peter Obi is and remain the better option among other candidates, simple truth!
They throw there self Na me do am, it is only in this country that politicians are insensitive with their comments or choice of words we all know and saw how buhari was looking when he took over power 2015 now look at him and he is saying he did not put us into poverty. No be buhari, na nelson mandela Ok…. It is the presidency!!!!!
Yes they threw themselves into poverty, crazy mofos! some landed in the third mainland bridge lagoon. If not Buhari, then who threw 133 millions of Nigerians into poverty ? History and posterity will never forget this APC led government for this 21ST CENTURY EVIL & WICKEDNESS. History had already captured this WORST RECORD OF ALL AGES!!!
He throw over 200 million Nigerians into abject poverty He throws Nigerians into poverty and took the money to Niger where he's really from
250m Nigerians will be poor in future unless…, UNFPA warnsThe United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) says 250 million Nigerians will fall into poverty in the coming years if the federal government fails to invest in healthcare and education. May Allah protect us and continue to uplifting our nation to the highest level. Ameen ya Hayyu ya Qayyum These guys are too worried about us, they think scaring us with poverty will make us perish so we most worship them to survive. Why Federal Govt? What is the function if states and Local Govts?
Your father did, rubbish Sure he didn't throw them into poverty, But he dragged them into poverty. Shameless people in government Who did?mumu Who did, and why was he elected? Is 133million people dat carry demselves and put into poverty...person wey write this thing e no go beta for u n ur family We did 😝
No oooooo ... He immersed them in poverty So na them jump into poverty... Werey dey worry all of una he just shoved us in Who did?
I'd rather die than fail my supporters, says Peter Obi | TheCablePeter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says he would rather die than fail his supporters. Speaking on Monday at the Editors Forum, an initiative of the PeterObi NgLabour A very strong statement of determination! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡ PeterObi NgLabour And some half-witted individuals will fall this!😂 PeterObi NgLabour This man!😂
So who did, his ancestors? But 200million! He pushed them... Hot deals!💥 Rechargeable clippers N40k. Alarm padlocks N10K. Discounts available for bulk buying. Please DM me for more details. Na me throw them. I am very good at throwing. So what did he do ?! 😒 He only redesigned 133million people into poverty
We agreed Buhari's administrations left a very good legacy to the history of our region and country at large by discovering Kalmoni oil refining, power generation and fertilizer production. Located in Bauchi and Gombe Northeastern part of the Country. Thank you mr. President PO did MBuhari is a disaster, 133m Nigerians living in poverty - NBS.
Oga presido u fail us in all aspect That He-goat in CustomsNG did. Na u throw them? Buhari didn't become president. 🤣 🤣 🤣 Not Buhari the PDP did abi or Buhari did not get enough time he need more 8 years. Mad people Who did then 🤷? That is absolutely true bcoz Buhari and his people have throw Nigerias 🇳🇬 into world poverty capital
Then Who did?👀 Peter Obi did! How would he?
😂😂😂😂 Jubril Did 😂 Na 133m people through Nigeria to poverty His wicked policies and tax increases did Who did? No, he only kicked them. So, who did? See lies everywhere even from the top!! The what did he do if I may ask , what I knew for sure is that Buhari is the worst thing ever happen to the failed country Nigeria, anything like Buhari and AOC never happen to us again this country is about to be built but this criminal toke over and distroyed everything in 8yr
Maybe poverty threw 133 million people to buhari .. nonsense He pushed them
Another comedy....una no go kill us with your comedy. How many una com throw enter poverty? Yes oh..na APC in general threw them into poverty Abeg make him give chance, How many times now person the chop food. After all we are obedient, not change by force True, No money but the youth have money to play Gamble Bat9ja everyday. 😂
Noo, na me do am. He did. He shut the borders. He allowed Ak47 bearing fulani herdsmen to chase the people away from their farms. He embarked on several white elephant projects with borrowed fund from China. Ge failed to fulfil any of the campaign promises in 2015. He is the worst president! OK, he dropped them.
If you Sow a Seed of CocoYam,go Harvest Yam your kinsman will be suspecting you, If you don’t vote for Obi,don't expect miracle. In all his speech Obi talkes about Characters&competent, demonstrated it when been insulted by other Presidential candidates. Let's vote for Peter Obi No he didn’t. He just put them inside gently .
Na me then as if I am in Government. Bubu is a failure
I did? Truth is he threw more than 133 million into multidimensional poverty. Buhari is the worst president in the history of Nigeria. Malami said they spent $1 billion repartriated loot on their vote buying tradermoni . Can you Imagine that? Never again Ok, he “pampered” them into poverty. So who did, The people volunteered to be enlisted and so they made the list.
Na Putin push them. Abi na we put ourselves?🤡 He pushed them there. Clem Agba did!
24th November 2022 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.Nigerians May Be Hungry But We Can Manage Our Hunger, APC Presidential Candidate, Tinubu Tells Buhari November 22, 2022 News Tinubu, however, added that Buhari has created a path to success and prosperity for Nigerians.* Says few others dent nation’s image Deji Elumoye in Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has commended most Nigerians living overseas for being honest, hardworking and wave makers across the world.I Cannot Condemn IPOB’s Militants Arm, ESN, What Everyone Needs Is Dialogue – Peter Obi November 22, 2022 News ESN is the paramilitary organization of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
) Clem Agba Kindly share this story: It is Peter Drucker, the management guru, that is often quoted to have said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” But I wish to follow up with an addition that is as relevant and critical, which is, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Tinubu, who eulogised Buhari on Tuesday while speaking at a ceremony to flag off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO) located at the Bauchi and Gombe states’ boundary, described the President as a retired general who came to rescue his country.” These quotes are important premises for this discourse. The vice-president stated this in Ottawa Monday evening during an interactive session with some leaders of Nigerian groups across different provinces in Canada. On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Federal Government launched a new tool for measuring poverty in Nigeria, which found that 63 per cent of people –133 million Nigerians out of an estimated population of 211 million– are multidimensionally poor. KIPRO is the first oil drilling project in Northern Nigeria. This new tool, Multidimensional Poverty Index, has been deployed in over 100 countries and defines poverty as the overlapping combination of deprivations that people can face in several areas of their lives. While he maintained that security of lives and properties of Nigerians is the topmost agenda of his administration if elected, Obi categorically stated there was nothing wrong with agitations.
This is markedly different from the narrow focus on only Monetary Poverty Measurement. Tinubu, however, added that Buhari has created a path to success and prosperity for Nigerians.” Osinbajo however noted that what you tend to find is that a few people do the damage, and “there is a negative characterization that comes out of that”. In fact, it is not only the hitherto narrow focus on monetary poverty measurement that the MPI has exposed, it has also exposed how largely unaccountable subnational governments have been in the management of public finance. What have been the contributions of state and local governments to poverty alleviation? It is patently unfair to leave the Federal Government alone to take on the task of poverty alleviation in the country. The lake which provides water to millions of people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic has been drying up. For instance, if you want to invest in agriculture, you need land and this land belongs to the states. “We must engage countries also so that Nigerians are not profiled. Unfortunately, the states are not investing in their rural areas. “We may be hungry but we can manage our hunger; we don’t want to kill each other. “The first of our seven-point agenda is to ensure the security of the lives and properties of Nigerians.
They spend money in urban areas, borrowing, for instance, to build airports and other unnecessary projects, and competing with one another in constructing flyovers in their capitals. These funds should have been invested on building solid rural roads, especially in the agro-corridors, to cut down on post-harvest losses currently put at 60 per cent of total yields. “The only thing that I may want to exclude and argue about is the West and Europe. There are so many Nigerians, professionals and politicians who are in very serious positions of responsibility,” he said. Enhancing the food supply chain from rural to urban areas will ensure food availability and security as well as help to address the problem of inflation. It is important to note that while the recently launched Nigeria MPI provides a new perspective on poverty, it complements rather than replaces monetary poverty data. We cannot stay hungry and starve to death. Likewise, it does not measure the same households in its sample as Nigeria’s monetary poverty line, but through its 15 indicators grouped under four dimensions of health, education, living standards, and work and shocks, it sheds further light on the lived experience and nature of poverty for Nigerian households. There are those who are case aggregators, those using some measure of artificial intelligence in being able to sort through materials and present opinions.
While the results of MPM and MPI differ, both provide a holistic insight into the poverty status of the country. “Anytime we discuss the lack of food and the challenges of terrorism, you will talk about Lake Chad. The proportion of the estimated 211 population in Nigeria who are multi-dimensionally poor is higher at 63 per cent (133 million) than the proportion of the population (40.1%) living below Nigeria’s poverty line of naira 137,430 per person per year, based on the 2018/19 Nigeria Living Standards Survey by the National Bureau of Statistics.” Related content. He acknowledged that “there’s concern around brain drain but the reality is that there will always be that issue and huge countries like ours will always have it”. Notwithstanding the 2018 lower monetary poverty figures, monetary poverty status of Nigeria remains lower as of today. Based on the World Data Lab poverty model, with a poverty threshold of $1.
90, the World Poverty Clock calculates that in Nigeria, people living in extreme poverty in monetary terms are 69. “That synergy is bound to happen; a lot of collaboration going on in the tech space, in medicine and science, that is always going to happen.9 million; that is, 32 per cent of the estimated population of 215 million used for its projections. These figures are important to highlight in the first place in order to lay the foundation for the facts stated below: Nigeria is not the poverty capital of the world- not in multidimensional terms or in monetary values. According to the World Bank, currently, the top 10 countries with the highest monetary poverty rates in the world are South Sudan (82. In separate remarks during the interaction and other meetings of the vice-president so far in Ottawa, leaders of Nigerian communities and officials of the Canadian government poured encomiums on the Nigerian High Commissioner, some referring to him as a “father figure”, who is passionate about education and collaboration between universities in Canada and Nigeria.30%); Equatorial Guinea (76.
80%); Madagascar (70.70%); Guinea-Bissau (69. Rob Oliphant, also praised the high commissioner, noting that he has been an effective representative of Nigeria who maintains very close links with members of the Canadian government.30%); Eritrea (69.00%); Sao Tome and Principe (66.70%); Burundi (64. It is Nigeria’s most authoritative news media available on all platforms for the political, business, professional and diplomatic elite and broader middle classes while serving as the meeting point of new ideas, culture and technology for the aspirationals and millennials.
90%); Democratic Republic of the Congo (63.90%); Central African Republic (62.00%); and Guatemala (59.30%). Meanwhile, according to the Global MPI conducted in 111 countries and released in September 2022 by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty Human Development Initiative, India has by far the largest number of poor people worldwide at 22.
8 crore. The global MPI is an internationally comparable index computed by OPHI and the UNDP on multidimensional poverty, using data available across the 100+ countries being studied. Related News Poverty: Probe 'social intervention programmes', SERAP tells Buhari The Nigeria MPI (2022) was conducted in 109 senatorial districts across the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory. As detailed in the report, the highest contributor to the 133 million poor people is from those living in rural areas; that is, within local government areas and at ward levels. The result breakdown shows nationally that approximately 133 million persons are poor; rural areas contribute a total of 105.
98 million to this figure; with urban areas contributing 26.94 million. These rural areas contributing the most to the country’s poverty status are outside of the Federal Government’s obligations but sit squarely within the jurisdiction and legal responsibilities of sub-national government, that is, state governors and local government chairmen and councillors. The surveys conducted were at Primary Healthcare Centres for the MPI health dimension, and in primary schools- for the education dimension. PHCs and primary schools are the responsibilities of the sub-national government.
The Federal Government has now, with the deployment of the MPI measurement tool and these findings, placed in the hands of state governors, LGA councillors, the legislature, private sector, and other key stakeholders, a policy tool to help address the overlapping, multi-sectoral deprivations that people face. It is only when the sub-national government collaborates with the Federal Government and adopts this data-driven and evidence-based approach to governance that we can truly and positively change the trajectory of poverty in our country. Buhari remains unwavering in his commitment to eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms; hence, beyond the deployment of the MPI survey, the Federal Government has begun using the results as a policy tool. The 2023 budgeting process aligned resource allocations with the findings of the Nigeria MPI (2022) results. Dimensions with the highest contribution to deprivations were prioritised in the 2023 budget; security, education, health, infrastructure and related social development and poverty-reduction activities.
These sectors identified as ‘dimensions’ in the MPI, are the top five priority sectors in the 2023 national budget, accounting for N8.074 trillion of the total N20.5 trillion national budget. The MPI is not just a measurement tool, but one that helps with behavioural and perception change. Nigerians need to understand that because an individual earns a daily income above $1.
90, that is, N850, this does not automatically mean the individual is not poor. This is the crux of the perception change that the MPI brings to the fore and seeks to change. For example, in Bayelsa- currently the second poorest state after Sokoto, the proportion of multidimensionally poor children under five is above 50 per cent in all states but greater than 95 per cent in Bayelsa. This means that even though a household may earn above the daily income of N850 or N135,415 per annum per capita, if a child within this household is deprived in child indicators such as nutrition, school attendance, child engagement and across the 15 MPI indicators, such household and child are identified as multidimensionally poor. This new understanding of poverty beckons on ordinary Nigerians to demand accountability in government, especially at sub-national levels where poverty is most prevalent.
This kind of attitudinal change also requires changes in the choice architecture of who we vote into elective positions. When social and economic investment decisions are not based on data evidence such as the MPI provides, we will continue to perpetuate the circle of poverty, given the current approach where state governors continue to invest and compete in borrowings to build monuments like airports and flyovers even when the data provide evidence to the contrary. Rather, resources should be channeled towards lowering the deprivations in the health sector, for instance, by investing in the State Health Insurance Scheme to enable inclusive health coverage or investing in the efficiency and effectiveness of PHCs of which barely 20 per cent of the 30,000 in the country was functional. The results are quite revealing, and it reiterates the call for judgement in choosing the right leadership, especially when one considers the poverty dynamics between the All Progressives Congress-governed states versus those of the major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party. It is significant to highlight that, for instance, Kano and Kogi- northern APC-governed states, are the least poor in the North.
Recall that 65 per cent, that is 86 million of the 133 million Nigerians that are MPI poor are from the North. Meanwhile, even though the South-West contributes the lowest number of MPI poor, that is, 16.27 million persons, Oyo, a PDP-ruled state, is one of the poorest in the region. The two states with the lowest deprivations across all the dimensions are Lagos (29.4%) and Ondo (the least poor nationally with 27.
2%), are APC-governed states. In Oyo State, about half of its 7.8 million (48.7%) population are MPI poor. In terms of the interlinkages between poverty and natural resources, it is troubling to note that in spite of being an oil-producing state and one of the top five states with the highest Federation Account Allocation Committee allocations, Bayelsa, a PDP state with less than 3 million people, is the second poorest state in the federation; much worse off than Kano (21st in poverty ranking), which has a population of approximately 16 million persons.
Poverty in Nigeria traditionally has been measured using the monetary approach. This approach analyses the consumption and expenditure of a household to estimate their living standards. The last monetary poverty estimate as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics was 40.1 per cent for 2019, pre-COVID. The 2022 MPI survey results as published by the same agency use a completely different method in assessing the poverty status of an individual or household.
Unlike the monetary measurement, it uses deprivations in basic amenities as a means of assessing poverty. Globally, where both measures have been used, the multidimensional measure more often records a higher level since it considers a range of issues in arriving at a conclusion of a person’s living standard. As clearly stated in the 2022 MPI survey report published by the NBS, this survey is the first standalone MPI survey to be conducted in Nigeria with this level of disaggregation. It also indicates that poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon, particularly when considering the dimensions driving poverty in each state, which vary from state to state. This survey exercise was commissioned with the intent of using it as a diagnostic and policy-making tool to address issues of poverty, as it clearly spells out the areas which government at all levels can work on to improve the living standards of citizens.
An intrinsic value of multidimensional poverty measurement is the localisation of the incidence and intensity of poverty. The 2022 Nigeria MPI survey findings are a direct reflection of the failure of local and state governments to provide opportunities for citizens to participate in economic activities and basic social amenities that are within the remits of state and local governments. Given the above, the idea, therefore, that the Federal Government has thrown 133 million people into poverty after committing to lift 100 million people out of poverty in 10 years, is false and misleading. Nonetheless, the Federal Government remains unflinching in its efforts to address the root causes of the multiple deprivations Nigerians face especially at sub-national levels and will continue to expand its social protection and poverty reduction strategies into states to deliver on its commitment to lift millions out of extreme poverty. * Agba is the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning Kindly share this story: All rights reserved.
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