- A chieftain of the APC, Salihu Lukman, has raised concerns over poverty in Nigeria
- The politician advised the current administration on how to confront challenges facing the country
- Lukman disclosed why it is counterproductive to politicise solutions to Nigeria’s problems
Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said extreme poverty in northern Nigeria is responsible for the rising spate of criminality in the region.
According to The Punch, the director-general made the statement on Monday, March 1, in a paper titled, Poverty and Existential Problems of Nigeria.
Lukman advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to politicise issues when it comes to seeking solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
‘’Without questioning the legitimacy of World Bank underestimated figure of 94 million Nigerians living below poverty, both the APC and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledges that more than 100 million Nigerians are poor.’’
Lukman urged the APC administration to implement policies aimed at reducing poverty in the country.
Meanwhile, Ali Modu Sheriff, a former chairman of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed his desire to head the APC.
Premium Times reported that Sheriff made the confirmation in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital on Saturday, February 27.
The former governor of Borno state from 2003 to 2011, said he is interested in leading the APC at the national level and would definitely contest for the position if it is zoned to his north-east region.
The party made the demand via a statement seen by Legit.ng on Monday, March 1, and signed by its acting deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena.
The APC was reacting to the statement issued by the PDP asking Senator Smart Adeyemi to tender an apology to Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.
Source: Legit Nigeria