Demand For a Change! Poverty is a human right issue, Nigeria Must Reduce these Statistics!
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released Nigeria’s Poverty Index report and the figures are alarming.
The current number of 133 million poor Nigerians by NBS far exceeds the World Bank’s projection of 95.1million people being poorer in 2022.
Sokoto, Bayelsa, Jigawa, Kebbi, Gombe, Yobe, Plateau, Taraba, Zamfara and Ebonyi states are now the top ten poorest States in Nigeria.
Sokoto leads with 90.5% followed by Bayelsa with 88.5%. Gombe also stands at 86.2%, Jigawa with 84.3%, and Plateau state with 84%.
- Out of over 200 million Nigerians, 133 million are living in multidimensional poverty.
- 29% of all school-aged children are not attending school. 94% of these out-of-school children are poor.
- 6 out of 10 girls aged 12–17 are poor, among those in child marriages, approximately 8 out of 10 are poor.
- 1 in 7 poor people lives in a household where a man has completed primary school, but no woman has.
- Children make up 47% of Nigeria’s population, but makeup 51% of all poor people.
These are rights-issues! Now is not the time to keep quiet.
Demand that all elected candidates at the 2023 general elections must prioritise the revamp of Health, Education, Agriculture, and Public Infrastructure.
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