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Peter Obi Criticizes Tinubu, States ‘It Can Only Happen in Nigeria’ Regarding N3bn Social Register Verification


The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate in the last election, Mr. , has described as surprising the approval of N3 billion by the current administration for verification of national register of the poor, saying it could only happen in Nigeria.

Obi said the equivalent amount spent for verification exercise would have made a significant impact if prudently and transparently managed.

He wondered why such a huge sum was approved for just verification of national register of the poor, when the same amount could have been directed towards actual poverty alleviation.

In a statement issued on his X handle on Wednesday, the former Anambra State governor said the approval raises a fundamental question as to how come the data for poverty alleviation has not been verified on a regular basis.

He lamented the inability of the leaders to prioritise expenditure and focus on the critical areas of national development and national security, which he said are the challenges weighing down on the nation.

“It is very surprising to hear that the sum of N3 billion was approved for verification of national register of the poor. This can only happen in Nigeria. I have maintained that we must decisively deal with the issue of cost of governance in Nigeria now as a matter of urgency.

“Sadly, this very huge amount approved just for verification of national register of the poor is than three times the amount of N908,699,435 which was budgeted for our National Library.

“This is happening at a time in our nation when we need all the manpower training to to keep our work force productive. Our national library, a very critical infrastructure in our nation, seemingly abandoned, lacks books and educational materials.

“The same amount, would have made a significant impact, if prudently and transparently managed. Moreso, with more than half of our population battling with absolute and multi dimensional poverty, one wonders why such a huge sum was approved for just verification of national register of the poor, when the same amount could have been directed towards actual poverty alleviation. This approval raises a fundamental question: how come the data for poverty alleviation has not been verified on a regular basis?

“The inability of we the leaders to prioritise our expenditure and focus on the critical areas of national development, and national security, are the challenges weighing down on our nation today.

“Unless we begin to sacrifice our personal comfort for the good of society, and begin to care more for the people, especially the less privileged ones, our nation will continue to grapple with all forms of societal ills caused by high level of poverty. “

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