1000x-1

82.9 Million Nigerians Living in Poverty, Says NBS

The 2019 Poverty & Inequality in Nigeria report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday says 82.9 million Nigerians are living in poverty.

This figure represents 40.09% of the total population.

According to the report, 52.10% of rural dwellers are living in poverty while the poverty rate in urban centres is 18.04%.

Featured Image Credit: Waiting on Baba Go Slow. Photographer: Pius Utomi EkpeiI/AFP/Getty Images

 

_____

Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2020 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to www.signalng.com and other relevant sources. 



There are no comments

Add yours