NBS reveals the poorest states in Nigeria

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The National Bureau of Statistics NBS has revealed the poorest states in Nigeria.

Following the report, it was revealed that Sokoto, Jigawa, and Taraba are the poorest states in Nigeria.

According to the data published by the NBS, it showed that nine in 10 people earn less than N377 per day in Sokoto, Taraba, and Jigawa states.

Also, the agency has furtherly disclosed the states next to be Ebonyi and Adamawa where eight in 10 people earn N377 daily

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its 2019 poverty and inequality report revealed that Sokoto, Taraba, and Jigawa state have the highest poverty rates in the country.

However, the NBS said seven in ten earn people earn N377 per day in Zamfara, Yobe, and Niger states.

On the other hand, the NBS stated that states with low poverty rates are Lagos (5 in 100), Delta (6 in 100), Osun (9 in 100), Ogun (9 in 100), and Oyo (10 in 100).

Subsequently, the report indicated that 15 of the 17 states with the majority of poor residents are in the northern part of the country.

NBS stated that the south-eastern states of Ebonyi (80%) and Enugu (58%) are the other two poorest states.

The NBS further reports by stated Kwara, Kogi, Benue, and the FCT, all in the north-central, are the only other northern states below the nation’s poverty line.

According to the NBS, below is a list of the poorest states in Nigeria:

1. Sokoto
2. Taraba
3. Jigawa
4. Ebonyi
5. Adamawa
6. Zamfara
7. Yobe
8. Niger
9. Gombe
10. Bauchi
11. Enugu
12. Nasarawa
13. Katsina
14. Kano
15. Plateau
16. Kebbi
17. Kaduna

On the other hand, Lagos, Delta, and Osun are listed among states with low poverty rates.

 

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