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Ajumogobia Predicts Increment in Poverty Level in 2019
A former minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia, has predicted that the rate of poverty in Nigeria will likely increase in 2019.
Ajumogobia, who made this prediction known on Friday, November 23, when speaking during a colloquium in Lagos said the prediction is in line with the country’s declining per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
According to him, Nigeria would have more poor people than India which has a population 1.2 billion people, if the statistics available are true
He added that there is every indication that just as 2018 was worse than 2017, 2019 will be worse than 2018.
Ajumogobia also did not fail to fault President Muhammadu Buhari for suggesting that national security should preside over the rule of law, warning that inclusive development and growth cannot be achieved without respect for the rule of law.