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JUST IN: 82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty —NBS Report

JUST IN: 82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty —NBS Report

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.

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


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.

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 thoughts on “JUST IN: 82.9 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty —NBS Report

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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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