Former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar has said that the proposed increase in price of petrol will push more Nigerians into poverty.
Speaking at the 19th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja on Thursday January 20, Abdulsalami also pointed out that 80 million Nigerians are still cut off by poverty.
“The expected fuel price increment will push more Nigerians into poverty.
“Over 80 million Nigerians are still cut off by poverty. Nigeria faces a food crisis worsened by the global COVID-19 pandemic.”
Commenting on the 2023 presidential election, Abdulsalami said;
“Note that for the first time, southern governors are taking on their northern counterparts, each demanding the presidency to their regions.
“This election year calls for statesmanship and partnership to pull Nigeria out of the woods. Let us all remember that despite all the challenges and threats, Nigeria remains one. Our unity and large population are assets and strength.”