133 MILLION NIGERIANS LIVING IN ABJECT POVERTY – NBS

133 MILLION NIGERIANS LIVING IN ABJECT POVERTY – NBS

The Nigeria Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2022 Survey, which was released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics, revealed that over 133 million Nigerians, representing 63% of the population are living in poverty.

According to NBS , 105.98 million poor Nigerians are located in rural areas, while 16.97 million are in urban areas.
The report also stated that about 70% of Nigerians live in rural areas, yet these areas are home to 80% of poor people.

Based on available data, the North is considered for have 65% of million poor, while 35% million of the poor dwell in the South. And in terms of
poverty concentration, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, Gombe,Yobe and Bayelsa are the poorest.

With the evident negative impact of unemployment, poor sanitation, inadequate healthcare, food insecurity and housing, half of the 200 million population lives in abject poverty.

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