83 million Nigerians live in poverty – NBS

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics in its latest report has said about 40 per cent –82.9 million Nigerians live in poverty.

The NBS in its 2019 Poverty and Inequality report also said the poverty rate varied across states. It is highest in Sokoto where almost 90 per cent (87.73 per cent) of the population are poor and lowest in Lagos where 4.5 per cent of the population live in poverty.

The Urban Poverty rate is at 18.04 per cent while the Rural Poverty rate is 52.10 per cent.

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