Nigeria Poverty Profile Report Indicates 93.9% Of Nigerians Are Poor

0 Comments Article Rating:0 | Read: 1539
Nigeria Poverty Profile Report Indicates 93.9% Of Nigerians Are Poor

Nigeria’s poverty rate stood at 69 per cent in 2010, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Yemi Kale, the Statistician-General of the Federation, disclosed this at a news conference while presenting the “Nigeria Poverty Profile Report 2010’’.

He said the figure was higher than the 54 per cent recorded in 2004, and that the North-West and North East geo-political zones recorded the highest poverty rates in the country with 77.7 per cent and 76.3 per cent respectively.

Kale said the South-West geo-political zone recorded the lowest with 59.1 per cent.

He said that among the states from the North-West and North- East geo-political zones, Sokoto had the highest poverty rate with 86.4 per cent in 2010 against 95 per cent recorded by Jigawa in 2004.

The Statistician-General said Niger had the lowest with 43.6 per cent in 2010 against 22 per cent recorded by Anambra in 2004.

He said that Nigerians, who had minimal standards of foods, clothing, healthcare and shelter stood at 60.9 per cent in 2010 as against 54.7 per cent recorded in 2004.

“Among the geo-political zones, the North-West and North-East recorded the highest rates at 70 per cent and 69 per cent respectively, while the South-West had the least at 49.8 per cent.

“Sokoto had the highest at 81.2 per cent, while Niger had the least at 33.8 per cent during the review period.’’

Kale said that 93.9 per cent of Nigerians considered themselves to be poor in 2010 against 75.5 per cent recorded in 2004.

He said the FCT with 97.9 per cent, recorded the highest number of people, who considered themselves to be poor, while Kaduna with 90.50 per cent, recorded the least number of people.

The Statistician-General said the income inequality in the country as measured by the Gini-Coefficient rose from 0.429 in 2004 to 0.447 in 2010.

The Harmonised Nigeria Living Standard Survey was produced by the NBS in collaboration with the World Bank, Department for International Development and UNICEF.

Rate this article

0

Write Your Comment

Breaking News

A Must-Read>>>RIGHT OF REPLY- “Threat of Perjury Trial: How Jonathan Blackmailed Bola Tinub u before 2011 Presidential Election…Season Of the Wrong Knives-Sahara Reporters Mis-Reports

The unfolding smear campaign against former Lagos governor and leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, is no surprise. It had been in the works for ...

Flash: Thierry Henry Retires From Professional Football

“After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football. It has been an incredible journey and I would like to ...

Buhari Is Beyond PDP Insults – APC

General Muhammadu Buhari was selected at the APC National Convention because of his sterling qualities. He is a man of principle and his commitment to ...

Choice Of Our Presidential Running Mate To Be Subjected To Best Democratic Ideals – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that the choice of its presidential running mate will be made within the context of the best ...

Flash! 2015 Primaries: Atiku Congratulates Buhari Over “Well-Deserved Victory” As Jonathan Maintains Sambo As Running Mate

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has won at the ongoing APC primaries held in Lagos emerging as the party’s flagbearer and will contest against the incumbent President ...

Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth – Oritsejafor

CALEB AYANSINAABUJA – The President of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has revealed that insurgency persists in some parts of the ...

2face Warns Against Reckless Driving this Xmas

As the festive season gets closer with many people wanting to move from one location to another just to spend time with loved ones, ace ...

Kannywood Star, Dan Ibro Is Dead

Reports reaching us indicate that one of the prominent faces in the Hausa movie industry fondly called Kannywood, Rabilu Musa, better known as Dan Ibro, ...

12 APC governors endorse Buhari as Atiku reaches out directly to delegates

The battle for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as 12 APC governors reached a final agreement to ...

PDP convention: FCT on high security alert as FG shuts down CBD

By Emman OvuakporieABUJA-THE Federal Capital Territory,FCT, Abuja was in the early hours of Wednesday put on high security alert following preparations for the ratification ...

Tags