The President of the Caleb and Greg Foundation (CAGG), Olusegun Bamgbose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to declare war on poverty and joblessness among youths.
In a statement on Tuesday, the legal practitioner advised Buhari to vacate Aso Rock if he can’t tackle poverty.
According to Bamgbose, poverty in Nigeria is alarming and assuming a new and dangerous trend.
“We, therefore, call on Buhari’s government to declare total war against extreme poverty and go further to declare State of emergency on joblessness in the country. Wars can’t be fought without weapons,” he said.
“The weapons should be pragmatic and purposeful programs that will clearly minimize poverty in Nigeria.
“The World Poverty Clock has clearly indicated that if nothing seriously and sustainable is done to curtail poverty, Nigeria might be home to 120 million people living in extreme poverty come 2030.
“This is dreadful. I want to say here with all sense of responsibility that this is certainly not the best of time for President Buhari to be out of the country for more than five days.
“The economic status of Nigeria being the poverty capital of the world must change.
“Something urgent and cogent must be practically done to nip in the bud this perennial problem of poverty, hardship and joblessness.”