The Labor Party presidential, Peter Obi, has promised to lift 130 million people out of poverty should he emerge as the president of Nigeria in 2023.
He disclosed this after attending the NKST Synod in Mkar, Gboko Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State.
Obi said this as a reaction to the latest figures by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, stating that 63 per cent of the Nigerian population lives below the poverty line.
He said, “I came on the invitation of the Synod to talk to them about the next election, which I say is a crucial election.
“Like I said, the release shows that Nigeria is about 216 million in population, and it is said that 130 million people are in poverty, that alone should be of concern to us, and that is my major concern too.
“How do we get these people out of poverty? This to me is crucial, and that is why I am here to help them make the right choice.
“They have to think of their children being in school, think about what they can give to the nation, building a nation is the job of government and all Federal agencies within the nation”.