Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister for education, has expressed her disagreement with President Muhammadu Buhari for saying no fewer than 5 million Nigerians have been taken out of poverty in the last 3 years.
Speaking via her Twitter handle, Oby asked the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics to verify data before presenting them to the President.
She went on to explained that the latest poverty data by World Poverty Clock shows that 93 Million Nigerians are in extreme poverty.
See what she tweeted below:
@NGRPresident @MBuhari & his speeches which accentuate the belief that his FG @AsoRock dwell in a Parallel Universe.
Did the @nigerianstat verify this Data for Mr. President? Sir, the Poverty Trend is ⬆️⬆️. Latest data by World Poverty Clock shows 93Million are Extremely Poor.👎🏾
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) August 1, 2019