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Tackle poverty and insecurity will go, group tells FG

‘Set 17’ of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development Centre (LSD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), says Nigeria will not be able to tackle insecurity until it addresses poverty.

“I believe one of the ways to tackle this problem is to go down to the grassroots. We have to take care of the grassroots because if there is poverty in the land, there is every tendency that it will lead to insecurity because anyone that wants to feed might do anything”, said Ojoba Daniels, the group Governor, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

The World Bank has estimated the number of Nigerians living below poverty line as of 2022, to be around 95.1 million people-one of the highest in the world.