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Nigeria under shackles of poverty, backwardness, ignorance, Tinubu confesses 

“We shall break the shackle of ignorance, poverty and backwardness,” Mr Tinubu said on Thursday in Nasarawa.

• November 10, 2022
Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]
Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]

Presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has admitted that Nigeria is under the shackles of “poverty, backwardness and ignorance.” 

Mr Tinubu, whose party, the All Progressives Congress, has been in power since 2015, made this statement while speaking with Nasarawa State’s mining and agriculture stakeholders on Thursday.

“We shall break the shackle of ignorance, poverty and backwardness,” Mr Tinubu said. “We know how to do it.”

The APC standard bearer in the 2023 election also lamented incessant Academic Staff Union of Universities strike disrupting students education in the country. 

“Our children’s education will be a priority for our government. Four year course in the university will be four year course no matter what it takes,” Mr Tinubu said.

Meanwhile, Daniel Bawala, spokesperson for opposition Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, had berated Mr Tinubu’s campaign manifesto as “renewed hopelessness,” exposing the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari APC-led regime.

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