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Poverty rate in Nigeria


Gbeleyi Abayomi According to the 2019 Poverty & Inequality in Nigeria report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday, it says 82.9 million Nigerians are living in poverty. With this figure , 40.09% of the total population live in poverty According to the report, 52.10% of rural dwellers are living in poverty while …

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has expressed the resolve of the federal government to lift 90 million Nigerians currently living in poverty across the country. Ms Farouq said this while presenting the 2020 budget estimates N44.21 billion for the approval of the House Committee on Internally Displaced Persons and …

Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock. Oxfam International Country Director in Nigeria, Constant Tchona, said this on Monday in Abuja at the organisation’s Programme Quality Review and Planning meeting with the theme “On the Road To Becoming an …