70 percent of Nigerians are poverty stricken – Wole Olanipekun

Legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has said that majority of Nigerians currently live in poverty, stressing that over 70 per cent of the citizens were living below the poverty level.

Olanipekun spoke in Ikere Ekiti, his country home.

The legal icon pointed out that there was tension, unrest, anxiety, pressure, confusion, hatred, anguish, pain, distress and transferred aggression among many people.

According to him, the situation in Nigeria is much more challenging, coupled with the burden of insecurity that it had faced for over a decade.

“The poverty level in Nigeria today is not just scary but also terrifying, as over 70 per cent of Nigerians are rudderless and poverty stricken,” he said.