SERAP: 27 million Nigerians earn less than 100,000 naira per annum.

Written by on September 3, 2021

The Social Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has stated that over 27 million Nigerians earn less than N100,000 per annum.

This was disclosed in a statement entitled ‘How corruption is plunging Nigerians further into poverty’ signed by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, on Thursday.

According to the statement, which was culled from a report presented on Thursday titled, ‘The Ignored Pandemic: How Corruption in the Health, Education and Water Sectors is Plunging Nigerians further into poverty, budget fraud and other illegal actions are responsible for the ‘failure of service delivery’ to the Nigerian people.

The 61-page report launched on thursday at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, also discloses that, “Corruption contributes to poverty and consequential suffering of people living in poor neighbourhoods.”

In light of this reality, SERAP urged the President, Muhammadu Buhari “to promptly propose an executive bill to amend the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to recognize Nigerians’ socio-economic rights, including the rights to an adequate standard of living, education, quality healthcare, and clean water as legally enforceable human rights.

Credit: Punch

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