Emerging report revealed that Nigeria which was one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, has crashed under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
It could be recalled, that under the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria had the biggest and fastest growing economy in Africa.
According to a report made available by the former Minister of Aviation and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, he revealed that under President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria is not even in the top 10!
The top 10 growing economies in Africa are:
1] Ghana 8.3 percent
2] Ethiopia 8.2 percent
3] Cote d’Ivoire 7.2 percent
4] Djibouti 7.0 percent
5] Senegal 6.9 percent
6] Tanzania 6.8 percent
7] Sierra Leone 6.3 percent
8] Burkina Faso 6.0 percent
8] Benin Rep. 6.0 percent
9] Rwanda 5.9 percent
10] Niger Rep. 5.2 percent
Meanwhile, Nigeria has overtaken India with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown.
Before now, India used to hold the position, with a population of 1.324 billion people, as against Nigeria’s 200 million.
￼￼According to the report, the number of Nigerians in extreme poverty, increases by six people every minute.
The report read: “According to our projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India, as the country with the largest number of extremely poor, in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, could soon take over the number 2 spot.
“At the end of May 2018, our trajectories suggest that Nigeria had about 87 million people in extreme poverty, compared with India’s 73 million. What is more, extreme poverty in Nigeria is growing by six people every minute, while poverty in India continues to fall.
“In fact, by the end of 2018, in Africa as a whole, there will probably be about 3.2 million more people living in extreme poverty, than there is today.
“Africans account for about two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor, and that if current trends persist, Africa will account for nine-tenths by 2030.”
“Fourteen out of 18 countries in the world, where the number of extreme poor is rising, are in Africa.”
In March, 2018, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, had said that Nigerians are getting poorer, saying that, there is a need for coherent and comprehensive economic reforms.
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