Nigeria: Despite Buhari spending $7bn on social causes, 133 million citizens still live in squalor 

By Eniola Akinkuotu
Posted on Monday, 21 November 2022 10:37, updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 12:30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has not yet made his intentions clear about who might succeed him. February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

At least 133 million Nigerians now live in abject poverty despite a social investment programme by the current administration that has cost about $7bn since 2016. 

This is expected to dominate public discourse in Africa’s largest economy 96 days before a highly anticipated presidential election.