A former presidential candidate, Prof Pat Utomi, has described Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari as the most miserable place to live on earth.
Speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, the professor of political economy noted that there is poverty everywhere in the country.
He said, “The truth of the matter is that this is the most miserable place to live on earth today; all the statistics say so.
“Poverty rules the land but do you see it reflected in the lives of the political class? No, you don’t. Today, we have overtaken India in terms of the total number of the poorest people on the planet.”
Utomi also lamented the state of insecurity in the country.
For instance, last Monday, 23 travellers were killed in Sokoto, a situation that has generated public outrage.
“They are dying from insecurity with all the killings every day, more people are killed in Nigeria every day than most of the major civil wars of the world. Today we are dying more from malaria than any other people in the world,” he said.
He added, “Nigerian politicians do not have empathy for the people. There is a complete disconnect between the political class and the people.”
He suggested that Nigeria should be like South Korea and shun money politics.