Connect with us

News

NBS Reveals Poorest States In Nigeria, Says 82.9 Million Nigerians Are Poor

Published

on

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released a new report on Monday, May 4, 2020, indicating that more than 82.9 million Nigerians are poor by national standards.

NBS Reveals Poorest States In Nigeria, Says 82.9 Million Nigerians Are Poor 3

In its report on Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria 2019, released on Monday, NBS explained that the figure showed that 40.1 percent of the total population was classified as poor.

In other words, an average of four out of 10 individuals in Nigeria had real per capita expenditures below N137,430.00 per year.

This means the monthly income of an individual in this category is less than N11,500, while income per day is N38.00.

The report indicated that Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Yobe, and Adamawa tops the poorest states in the country.

NBS said, “Sokoto State had 87.73 percent poverty headcount rate followed by Taraba with 87.73 percent, then Jigawa which has 87.02 percent and Ebonyi with 79.76 percent.”

It disclosed that Lagos, Delta, Osun, Ogun, Oyo, Edo, and Anambra States had the least in terms of the poverty levels.

According to the bureau, Lagos State has a 4.50 percent poverty headcount rate, and it has been trailed by Delta with 6.02 percent, followed by Osun State with 8.52 percent.

The report indicated that after Osun, Ogun was next with 9.32 percent, while Oyo has 9.83, and Edo has 11.99 percent as well as Anambra with 14.78 percent.

KanyiDaily recalls that NBS had revealed that the number of unemployed Nigerians has risen to 20.9 million from 17.6 million.

“I Don’t Believe In One Wife, It's Not Our Culture Or Tradition" - Kanayo O Kanayo [Video]
Entertainment9 hours ago

“I Don’t Believe In One Wife, It’s Not Our Culture Or Tradition” – Kanayo O Kanayo [Video]

Laide Bakare Accuses Police Of Dragging Her From Car, Driving Off With Daughter [Video]
Entertainment10 hours ago

Laide Bakare Accuses Police Of Dragging Her From Car, Driving Off With Daughter [Video]

''We Will Build A Bigger Church'' - Chris Oyakhilome Reacts As Fire Guts Christ Embassy Church Headquarters 6
News10 hours ago

”We Will Build A Bigger Church” – Chris Oyakhilome Reacts As Fire Guts Christ Embassy Church Headquarters

Yul Edochie Places N1m Bounty On People Plotting To Hurt His Children, Kill Judy Austin
Entertainment10 hours ago

Yul Edochie Places N1m Bounty On People Plotting To Hurt His Children, Kill Judy Austin

Chivido 2024: “Oya Come My Wedding” - Davido Taunts People Claiming He’s Too Accessible
Entertainment1 day ago

Chivido 2024: “Oya Come My Wedding” – Davido Taunts People Claiming He’s Too Accessible

Chelsea Agrees £19m Deal With Aston Villa For Teenager Star, Omari Kellyman
Sports1 day ago

Chelsea Agrees £19m Deal With Aston Villa For Teenager Star, Omari Kellyman

Davido Abandoned Imade Because I Refused To Sleep With Him - Sophia Momodu
Celebrities1 day ago

Davido Abandoned Imade Because I Refused To Sleep With Him – Sophia Momodu

Unregistered Tiger Nut Drinks Caused Lagos Cholera Outbreak, Death Toll Rises To 24
Health1 day ago

Unregistered Tiger Nut Drinks Caused Lagos Cholera Outbreak, Death Toll Rises To 24

Sister Of Abuja Cab Driver Accused By Daniella Peters Denies Kidnap Allegations [Video]
Celebrities2 days ago

Sister Of Abuja Cab Driver Accused By Daniella Peters Denies Kidnap Allegations [Video]

Ayra Starr Reveals Why She Can No Longer Stand Straight
Entertainment2 days ago

Ayra Starr Reveals Why She Can No Longer Stand Straight

Fubara Appoints Wodo To Replace Wike’s Ally Awuse As Chairman Of Rivers Traditional Rulers Council
Politics2 days ago

Fubara Appoints Wodo To Replace Wike’s Ally Awuse As Chairman Of Rivers Traditional Rulers Council

Dammy Krane Continues 'Murder' Allegations Against Davido Despite Cease And Desist Letter
Entertainment2 days ago

Dammy Krane Continues ‘Murder’ Allegations Against Davido Despite Cease And Desist Letter

How I Was Almost Kidnapped By A Cab Driver In Abuja - BBNaija’s Daniella Peters
Celebrities2 days ago

How I Was Almost Kidnapped By A Cab Driver In Abuja – BBNaija’s Daniella Peters

Davido Issues Cease And Desist To Dammy Krane, Threatens Defamation Lawsuit
Entertainment2 days ago

Davido Issues Cease And Desist To Dammy Krane, Threatens Defamation Lawsuit

Journalist Joe Waksi Found Dead Days After He Was Declared Missing In Abuja
Metro2 days ago

Journalist Joe Waksi Found Dead Days After He Was Declared Missing In Abuja

A Man Can Have 5 Girlfriends, But If Your Wife Dates Another Man, Your Life Is In Danger - Joe Igbokwe
Celebrities2 days ago

A Man Can Have 5 Girlfriends, But If Your Wife Dates Another Man, Your Life Is In Danger – Joe Igbokwe

"They Tried To Stop Davido, Chioma’s Wedding But God’s Will Happened" - Cubana Chief Priest [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

“They Tried To Stop Davido, Chioma’s Wedding But God’s Will Happened” – Cubana Chief Priest [Video]

The Engagement Ring I Gave Chioma Can Buy 3 Rolls Royce - Davido Brags [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

The Engagement Ring I Gave Chioma Can Buy 3 Rolls Royce – Davido Brags [Video]

"I’ll Never Be A 50/50 Man" – IK Osakioduwa Says He'll Never Split Bill With His Wife [Video]
Celebrities3 days ago

“I’ll Never Be A 50/50 Man” – IK Osakioduwa Says He’ll Never Split Bill With His Wife [Video]

Kano Government Orders Bayero's Eviction From Mini Palace, Demolition Of Building
News3 days ago

Kano Government Orders Bayero’s Eviction From Mini Palace, Demolition Of Building