- Bishop Mathew Kukah said Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world
- Kukah lamented that nothing is working as it should in Nigeria
- The bishop rate Nigeria as one of the world's most insecure places to be born into
Most Reverend Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has described Nigeria as one of the most insecure places in the world to be born into.
Kukah, while lamenting that Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world, said nothing is working well in the country.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Kukah made this statement on Friday, October 4 in Lagos at the third annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOF) with the theme ‘Economy, Security and National Development: The Way Forward’.
Kukah said security can only be guaranteed when a nation has good economy and a country can only thrive when it is secured.
Kukah said there is a general belief that despite efforts being made for a better Nigeria, things are not working as it should.
He went on to describe Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world and wonder what can be done to turn the fate of the country around.
“We are one of the most insecure places to be born into. We can go on with the reading of the book of lamentation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 24, in New York during the United Nations General Assembly's 74th session said that he is aware of the fact that up to 54% of Nigerians live below the poverty line.
President Buhari said this on the side-line of the international conference tagged SDG integration - bridging the policy planning: budgeting gap for the achievement of the sustainable development goal.
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