Oby Ezekwesili has criticized the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s poor rating in the World Bank’s Human Development Index (HDI).
In the HDI report, Nigeria is placed in the 152nd position among 157 nations reviewed.
“Nigeria unfortunately ranks 152nd out of 157 countries in Human Development index,” Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, says at the Annual Meetings going on in Bali, Indonesia.
Ezekwesili who is running for the presidential post under the platform Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) blames the heartbreaking ranking on the absence of good leadership.
She said in a statement issued through her office.
“This is a failure of leadership on the part of this government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. And this failure is, as I keep saying, urgently unsustainable.
“Nigeria has no business being in the lower rungs of the Human Capital Development index, the report is simply the result of a leadership that does not value its citizens enough to empower them holistically.
“With my experience advising some of the most reform-minded governments on our continent, and building economies across Africa, it becomes even more heartbreaking to see the basic steps we must take to revamp our economy, to revamp human capital investment and to move forward on these crucial indicators. This failure has to end.”
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