FG faults oxfam report on inequality

Written by  May 18, 2017

The Federal Government has accused Oxfam International of trying to incite some sections of Nigerians with its latest statistics on poverty and inequality in Nigeria.

Oxfam, in its latest report entitled, “Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers,” in Abuja, had presented an alarming picture of the Nigerian economic situation.The report argued that the combined wealth of the five richest Nigerians, put at about 29.9 billion Dollars, could end extreme poverty in the country. 

Speaking at the launch of the report in Abuja, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the 54-page Oxfam does not have the requisite methodology, definition of content and diplomatic approach to analyze and appraise Nigerian affairs.

The minister noted that the positive development and the entire positive poverty alleviation scheme implemented by the Federal Government were not considered in the report.

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