A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, representing Awka South 1 constituency, Henry Mbachu has decried the level of poverty in Nigeria.
The lawmaker who took a tour of some markets in his constituency said with the level of poverty ravaging a good number of Nigerians, it is evident that the country’s national security, stability and unity will be threatened if it continues.
Mbachu called for a more sustainable approach to tackling the country’s increasing rate of poverty.
“My engagements have been focused more on the people, especially the poor who live below the poverty line. The level of poverty and inequality in Nigeria today threatens national security, stability and unity.
“Well-to-do individuals should be done with ‘dorime’ and 21 years old liquor. The cost of one bottle of exotic drink can end excruciating poverty in many families. This is the time to change approach,” he implored.
He emphasizes that creating more job opportunities for the underprivileged and implementing economic and institutional reforms for efficiency would elevate incomes.
He also called on young people to come out and assist the government in the fight against corruption by being active partners in monitoring projects, development and growth of their local communities.