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FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Sharpbobo: 5:38am On Jun 28, 2018
GIST FROM WAKABOBO.COM

The Federal Government Wednesday dismissed the Brookings Report on Nigeria as the new global headquarters of poverty as it now has the highest number of poor persons in the world. Findings by the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC, America, published a week ago indicated that Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018 with six persons becoming poor every minute.

The report said,


“At the end of May 2018, our trajectories suggest that Nigeria had about 87 million people in extreme poverty compared with India’s 73 million. What is more, extreme poverty in Nigeria is growing by six people every minute, while poverty in India continues to fall”,

But responding fielding questions from State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, argued that the indices used for the report may have been complied when Nigeria was in recession .

His words:

“I think first, we need to understand when we get these reports, there are reports that are lagging in indicators which means, people are reporting on history. There are reports that are leading indicators which means that they are forward looking and of course, there reports that capture generally what you do which is current. “They are actually dealing with what is current. So, when you get reports from Brooking institutes or all sorts of people, you need to look at the context. Somebody may have written a report when we were in recession.

Remember that if you are in a recession, what it means is that even though, your population is growing, people don’t stop procreating, your growth fact, which means that in theory depending on how they run those numbers, you will be going the other way. “There is absolutely no question that there an urgency to create employment in Nigeria. And it has to be a collective responsibility.

What I can tell you, with certainty based on ones background in business and economics, is that if we complete the things on infrastructure and you implement these reports we are doing, that is what I mean by a leading indicator, poverty will go down. “There is no magic to it. But you have to do it first, you have to put in the infrastructure, you have to implement the economic programme which is what will create the opportunities, they don’t drop from the sky.

So, I think we should roll up our sleeves as a people and do the work because, if we don’t do it, our people continue to bear children obviously, they would get poorer. “So, I don’t think we should kill ourselves that poverty is something just happen. I think it comes out of the urgent need we have as a country which is why we are focusing as a government to make sure that we create the enabling environment, the infrastructure and the things that are required to create opportunities for our people and I believe that will happen in the process of time.”


https://wakabobo.com/fg-dismisses-global-report-on-nigerias-poverty-level/

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by nero2face: 5:39am On Jun 28, 2018
Ok
Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by seunlayi(m): 6:00am On Jun 28, 2018
Better accept this genuine report than listen to sycophants surrounding you

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Nbote(m): 6:06am On Jun 28, 2018
Why won't dey rebuke, dispute and dismiss d report.. I'm even surprised it took dem dis long to react and respond to it... Infact on behalf of Lai Muhammed and d President, " Nigerians are not poor, dis govt is simply helping dem save d money and riches dey shld have now.. The previous govt is responsible for making dem so rich dat dey became lazy but we are gradually making dem becom hardworking dat they'll become rich. Nigerians are now d richest ppl in d world. They are now so rich d world jus can't see it yet''

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Nbote(m): 6:09am On Jun 28, 2018
According to APC and zombies logic jus like d imbe below, we have to suffer now so dat we can enjoy tomorrow. Therefore Nigerians have to enjoy poverty now so dat dey can enjoy wealth tomorrow... (Dats for d ones dat live to see tomorrow) as if we need any report to know dat.. D reality is very real in 3D.. Ediots

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Baawaa(m): 6:24am On Jun 28, 2018
Our case is similar to the children of Israel,when they left Egypt to the promised land,a lot of things happened in the wilderness to the extend that they almost stone Moses and Aaron.By God grace,We shall get to our own promised land

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by xcolanto(m): 6:27am On Jun 28, 2018
FG dismissing the truth always and embracing the lies from praise signers and paid agents. First they dismiss amnesty international on the abuses of women and children in the idp's, now this one??.

Funny how they think that the whole world is out to get them. Indeed its the guilty that runs while no man chases after him.

The FG is guilty as charged!!!

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by okosodo: 6:29am On Jun 28, 2018
They are dismissing the negative ones and accepting the positive ones. These are obvious signs thst buhari is not ready to do anything but just to worship himself

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by izombie(m): 6:32am On Jun 28, 2018
I didn't bother reading because if i read it i would become angrier than i am right now.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by zombieHUNTER: 6:36am On Jun 28, 2018
Lai Muhammad : Nigerians are rich.. They are numerous for the international community to notice ..

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by swintiney: 6:38am On Jun 28, 2018
This report contains facts and figures, if FG is dismissing it, it should be with facts and figures as well. So FG over to you, where are your facts and figures?

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by zombieHUNTER: 6:42am On Jun 28, 2018
Baawaa:
Our case is similar to the children of Israel,when they left Egypt to the promised land,a lot of things happened in the wilderness to the extend that they almost stone Moses and Aaron.By God grace,We shall get to our own promised land

Face the topic Mr Man
Rebuke the lying federal government
Eschew zombieism from your system without delay

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Baawaa(m): 6:48am On Jun 28, 2018
zombieHUNTER:


Face the topic Mr Man
Rebuke the lying federal government
Eschew zombieism from your system without delay
You are one of the stubborn Israelites,I don't think you can get to promise land

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by tashashiel(f): 6:55am On Jun 28, 2018
The same way you people dismissed the killing by herdsmen
Let us kindly dismiss them in 2019

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by AngryRebel: 6:55am On Jun 28, 2018
Baawaa:
Our case is similar to the children of Israel,when they left Egypt to the promised land,a lot of things happened in the wilderness to the extend that they almost stone Moses and Aaron.By God grace,We shall get to our own promised land

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by zombieHUNTER: 6:55am On Jun 28, 2018
Baawaa:

You are one of the stubborn Israelites,I don't think you can get to promise land

Your fellow crews hardly comment on threads like this... They jump and pass ...but not you
Because you think you are smart nah.. You can just drive in subtly change the topic and everyone will enter your one chance rickety motor.... Na lie

Face topic.... Is the FG lying or killing the masses with insecurity and hardship... Choose one

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Nobody: 7:00am On Jun 28, 2018
How can you not dismiss it, when your definition of Nigerians are Fulani men and their herds of cattle.

Nonsense government destroying the last sense of decency in a society (human lives).

You want to bring the almajiri wickedness to the south where you use poverty and subjugation of a people as a control tool. Nonsense government with no direction.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by malcom2x(m): 7:28am On Jun 28, 2018
When it's good, it becomes campaign topic but wen it's bad, it should be disregarded. Hmmmm.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Paperwhite(m): 7:33am On Jun 28, 2018
The government have denied the damning reports of AI, TI and now this. undecided undecided Continue to live in you self delusion.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Ziggylady(f): 7:33am On Jun 28, 2018
Ironically those living in slums and shacks made of wood with no functional toilet,eating an average meal of once a day especially on the other side of the Niger will agree with the FG at best or blame PDP at worst.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by SalamRushdie: 7:34am On Jun 28, 2018
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the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, argued that the indices used for the report may have been complied when Nigeria was in recession .

Just Imagine the kind of poo this bad minister is spewing....For more almost two years the Global report on poverty has been raising alarms that if nothing is done Nigeria will surpass India as by 2018 and yet you did nothing till it came to pass ... If this lagging minister has any braiin in his head he will know that the disaster doesn't lie in Nigeria surpassing India in physical number but the fact that India has a population of 1.3 billion people and 73 million extremely poor people which is just 5 percent of their population and Nigeria has 180 million people yet almost 90 million are living in extreme poverty which is roughly half of the population... so for the minister to play ostrich here shows it's either he doesn't understand the implication of the data or he is too daft to know what it means.

Nigeria has the highest number of people in extreme poverty both in raw numbers and and percentages ...And never before in the entire history of the human race has any society presented a data check with more than half of its population living in extreme poverty and almost 90 million people living in extreme poverty .

Mr Minister you and the govt you serve have failed fantastically !!!!!!!!!

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Olanipereku(f): 7:38am On Jun 28, 2018
liar Muhammed is a charlatan

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by speedyGonzales: 7:39am On Jun 28, 2018
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APC and BUHARI the WORST THING to HAPPEN since return to democracy.

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Tarzan360(m): 7:58am On Jun 28, 2018
Haha i know and i was expecting the gvmt to denies this, but they have to cool down and rearrange to reject this internationally recognized award won by buhari

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by ZKOSOSO(m): 8:37am On Jun 28, 2018
The gods are always wise..!!

Buhari can use his office to suppress truth and Christians across the country but the evidences of reality are very pronounced.

Keep the fire of hypocrisy burning Mr president....u won't be there forever!

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by id911(m): 9:23am On Jun 28, 2018
Zombies, please ejaculates on this thread and pass the blame to me

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Wiseandtrue(f): 9:30am On Jun 28, 2018
What will Buhari say before undecided

Those if us living in Nigeria knows that the report is true. Buhari can deny as much as he likes

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by Nobody: 9:32am On Jun 28, 2018
The First step in problem solving is to first admit you have a problem...

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by debaj10: 9:33am On Jun 28, 2018
don myn dem
buhari for 2019!
Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by wonuks(m): 9:39am On Jun 28, 2018
grin grin grin

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by luvinhubby(m): 9:39am On Jun 28, 2018
If they can deny & dismiss their own campaign promises, what else do you think they cannot deny or dismiss?

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Re: FG Dismisses Global Report On Nigeria’s Poverty Level by mustmust(m): 9:39am On Jun 28, 2018
Is their job to dismiss if the report say the precious govt is the worst ever they will adopt and hail it #uselessgovt

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