Peter Obi meets, partners with Pope for 2 specials things in Nigeria (photos)

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Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election has met with Pope Francis.

The Herald gathered that Obi said his meeting with Pope was based on development of Nigeria’s education and sports sectors.

The former governor on his twitter page on Thursday, December 19, said he was excited working with the Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurentes, a Pope Francis’ initiative, to develop Nigeria’s crucial sectors.

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Obi’s tweet read: “The initiative is an intelligent response to the call of the era to educate all. It also has branches in many places around the world.

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that Obi revealed that there are more poor people in Nigeria than in India and China. Akelicious gathered that the former Governor made this known at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.

Citing the “Stress Index”, Obi said Nigeria is the most stressful country in the world. “Today, we are the most stressful country. If you read the stress index, they said we are the most stressful,” he said at the programme which held on Tuesday.

Peter Obi said as the poverty capital of the world, six people in Nigeria fall into poverty every minute. He said: “Today, Nigeria is home to the highest number of poor people living in any nation on earth.

“If you look at the latest report of UNDP, it says Nigeria has moved from 86 million to 98 million persons living in extreme poverty. We are growing at five per cent annually. Every minute, six Nigerians fall into poverty.”

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