“70 percent of Nigerians are poverty-stricken” – Wole Olanipekun

Legal luminary, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has said that majority of Nigerians currently live in poverty, stressing that over 70 percent of the citizens were living below the poverty level.

Olanipekun, who spoke in his country home in Ikere-Ekiti, pointed out that there was tension, unrest, anxiety, pressure, confusion, hatred, anguish, pain, distress and transferred aggression among many people.

According to the legal icon, the situation in Nigeria is much more challenging, coupled with the burden of insecurity that it had faced for over a decade.

“The poverty level in Nigeria today is not just scary, but also terrifying; as over 70 percent of Nigerians are rudderless and poverty stricken”, he said.

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