Henry Mbachu, a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, representing Awka South 1 constituency, expressed deep concern about the escalating poverty in Nigeria. Following a tour of markets in his constituency, he highlighted the peril posed to the country’s national security, stability, and unity due to widespread poverty.

Mbachu advocates for a sustainable strategy to combat the increasing poverty rate, urging a shift from lavish spending to addressing the pressing needs of the impoverished. He emphasizes the importance of redirecting resources to initiatives that create jobs and implementing economic and institutional reforms for enhanced efficiency.

The lawmaker encourages affluent individuals to redirect their resources towards alleviating poverty, suggesting that the cost of luxury items could make a significant impact on struggling families. Mbachu calls for a collective effort to change the current approach, focusing on practical measures to uplift the underprivileged.

Furthermore, he calls upon the youth to actively engage in the fight against corruption by becoming proactive partners in monitoring local projects, development, and overall community growth.

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