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Nigeria now relies on ‘war-torn’ Ukraine for food assistance – Obi bemoans economic hardship



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Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s candidate in the 2023 presidential election, expressed his dismay at the prevailing economic difficulties, noting the troubling fact that Nigeria is now dependent on Ukraine, a country ravaged by war, for food aid.

Obi, who made this statement on Monday, recounted times when the Nigerian economy was faring better than that of Ukraine in 2015.

According to the former Anambra State governor, Ukraine’s GDP per capita was $2125 in 2015 while that of Nigeria was $2680.

Meanwhile, he noted that in 2022, the reverse had taken place, with Ukraine’s GDP per capita exceeding $4000, while Nigeria’s declined to $2184.

For Obi, this regression in economic growth is attributed to a failure in leadership over the years, adding that Nigeria has remained unproductive since 2015.

Earlier, ThePressNG reported that Ukraine has donated 25,000 tons of wheat to Nigeria, in a move it says will help tackle the emergency food crisis affecting over 1.3 million people in northeast Nigeria.