71% Anambra People Are Poor, Says Igbuzor

Anambra State

Anambra state. PHOTO: jujufilms

A STUDY has shown that more than 71 per cent of Anambra citizens are poor, against the published national average of 69 per cent.

This disturbing trend, according to the Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), Dr Otive Igbuzor, in his welcome address at a one-day Voice to the People (V2P) Policy Dialogue on Anambra state 2015 Budget and Emerging Issues in Awka yesterday, exists irrespective of the fact that the state is renowned for commercial activities.

Igbuzor explained that the high rate of urbanisation in the state has led to overcrowding, resulting in pollution,diseases, social vices, congestion, housing shortages, unemployment, inadequate solid-waste management among other social challenges.

To curb the trend, Igbuzor urged the people to hold government accountable. This, he believes would lead to improved responsiveness and service delivery.

A lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Dr Uzochukwu Amakom, delivered lecture on Anambra State Budget and Budgeting 2015: Emerging Issues.

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1 Comment
  • G.O

    I beg to differ.