Over twenty million Nigerians have lost their sources of livelihood under Buhari – Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has overseen a regime in which over 23 million Nigerians have lost their jobs and sources of livelihood, pushing more people into poverty, says former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Mr. Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, also lamented that Nigeria’s economy is “crawling” instead of growing, and Nigerians are miserable under the Buhari’s administration.

Atiku made this disclosure while speaking on Tuesday at the Private Sector Economic Forum organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in Lagos.


Under the present administration, our people are not working, more than 23 million people are out of jobs, Atiku claims. “In just five years between 2015 and 2020, the number of fully employed people dropped by 54 per cent, from 68 million to 31 million people.”

The former vice president noted that per capita income, "a measure of citizens’ well-being, has progressively fallen since 2015 because of declining output and a fast-growing population.”
He added, “Nigerians are worse off today than they were in 2015.”

“More Nigerians are poorer and more miserable today than in 2015,” Mr Abubakar further stated. “Basic commodities are now beyond the reach of the average Nigerian. A loaf of bread costs 100 per cent more today than it did in 2020.”

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