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Despite Buhari spending $7bn on social causes, 133 million citizens still live in squalor

abject poverty

By Eniola Akinkuotu
Posted on Monday, 21 November 2022 10:37

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has not yet made his intentions clear about who might succeed him. February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

At least 133 million Nigerians now live in abject poverty despite a social investment programme by the current administration that has cost about $7bn since 2016. 

This is expected to dominate public discourse in Africa’s largest economy 96 days before a highly anticipated presidential election.

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