The issue of Poverty in Nigeria is so complex and myriad that one may consider it as equal to the whole problem of Nigeria. The worst part of the case is that, the rich grows richer and the poor grows poorer that is “poverty for majority and wealth for minority”
The causes of poverty as said earlier are myriad: political corruption mismanagement, illiteracy, crime, poor economy, disguised faith and in equitable distribution of resources, etcetera.
Political Corruption and mismanagement is mostly associated with the so called leaders otherwise best addressed as-RULERS including church and company’s leaders who use the avenue of being in power to siphon public wealth/funds to their pocket as if it is a family inheritance. Therefore, It is among the populace that poverty is breed.
Illiteracy is the worst disease to manage in the family, church, community, state and the nation at large. I want to correct one impression here; going to school does not automatically makes one literate and vise via. A man might be educated without being informed, and that’s makes him deformed and difficult to be managed. Such one is addressed as “educated illiterate” An illiterate can decide to vote in a wrong person into power with expectation of one morsel of food ;this reminds me of a character in the Greatest book (Bible)-Esau who out of lack of foresight and knowledge of what birth right entails decided to sell his birthright to his twin brother.
When one is educated, he faces issues sequentially, think and reason rationally before accepting offers from so highly corrupt-minded politicians.
To be contd.