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LATEST: ‘130m Nigerians Are Poor’ – 2022 Poverty Index

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, 130 million Nigerians are impoverished, according to the Federal Government on Thursday.

According to the NBS’s 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index Survey, which was issued in Abuja on Thursday, the statistic represents 63% of the nation’s population.

It went on to say that the poverty index is most prevalent in rural areas, particularly in the north, with women and children bearing the brunt of the burden.

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According to Channels Television, the NBS, the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative performed the poll (OPHI).

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It was discovered that the statistic was calculated using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which has five components: health, living standard, education, security, and unemployment.

According to the report, more than half of all youngsters in the country are poor.

Mr Adeyemi Adeniran, the Federation’s Statistician-General, stated in his remarks that 56,610 families were polled, and topics like as health, education, living standards, food security, water reliability, underemployment, security shocks, and school attendance were taken into account.

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While the multidimensional poverty index stands at 27% in Ondo State, it is expected to be 90% in Sokoto State.

 

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