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82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty

Poverty has risen in Nigeria with almost 82.9 million people living on less than one United States dollar per day, statistics have shown.

According to the 2019 Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday, this figure represents 40.09 per cent of the total population.

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The bureau predicted that this rising trend was likely to continue.

82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty

82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer but the sector has been tainted by accusations of corruption.

According to the report, absolute poverty is measured by the number of people, who can afford only the bare essentials of shelter, food and clothing.

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The data however, excludes Borno, which has been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency.

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

The NBS, together with the World Bank used the Nigerian Living Standards Survey to measure poverty and living standards between September of 2018 and October of 2019.

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35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. Dorcas Babalola

    May 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Nigeria is one of the richest country all over the world but the money is not circulate everyone

  2. Anyanwu Bright

    May 6, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Who said Nigeria is poor.
    Nigeria is not poor, Nigeria has the potential and resources but those that are supposed to serve the citizens are busy embezzling the money, they come out and make laws and that same people breaks the law. We live in a nation where government don’t know their duty.
    We live in a nation where government tells to go farm and their children are outside the country doing great.. there is money in this country.

  3. David Elobisi

    May 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    We all know we have money in this country, but the problem now is the leaders , all leaders are the same all filled with corruption, bad leadership all around. And what marvels me the must is the circulation of the bad leadership happening again and again, that’s really bad

  4. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Bad government

  5. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Leaders who Don’t think ahead

  6. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Vissionless leaders

  7. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Greedy leaders

  8. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Thiefs in give house

  9. Anyanwu Bright

    May 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Illiterates in politics

    • Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

      May 13, 2020 at 8:47 am

      Bright easy na

  10. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:48 am

    But this is bad

  11. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Dont insult them

  12. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Just pray for them

  13. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:51 am

    God will help us

  14. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Stay safe

  15. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Covid 19 must go

  16. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Weird government

  17. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Selfish leader

  18. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Greedy leader

  19. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Omo I da vex

  20. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Leader that are not honest

  21. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Leaders without vision

  22. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    God save us

  23. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Nawa oooo

  24. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:10 am

    All this should stop

  25. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Please o

  26. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Am begging

  27. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:19 am

    God is good

  28. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:20 am

    People are wicked

  29. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:22 am

    See the rate of poverty

  30. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Na billions self

  31. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

    God deliver us

  32. Chukwuemeka emyvalzuma@gmail.com

    May 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Amen

  33. Israel Anujue

    May 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    is more than that number

  34. Solomon Abiona

    May 25, 2020 at 7:03 am

    The figures may not be complete or correct, our political elites gathered all the wealth and the few things that remain is shared by the large population. We have more than these living below poverty line. In Nigeria, we have poorest of the poorest, so which category is that

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