Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria
Nigeria is a great country in Africa, there is no doubt about that fact. However, when talking about Nigeria in terms of the poverty level in the country, this country is nowhere to be found. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and on the world’s equivalent of this list, its position is 7th. The country is populated with over 19 million people, but about 70 percent of this population are living below the poverty level. In this article, ‘Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria’, there are a good number of things we want to do.
Poverty Rate In Nigeria
Nigeria is home to over 19 million people, who are distributed in all the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory, Abuja. When Nigeria gained independence, the poverty level was very low. However, under 60 years, this country has risen from a low poverty level status to become the country with the highest poverty level in the world.
According to a Nigeria Poverty statistics, the poverty rate in Nigeria south-west of the country is 19.3 percent. That of the south-south of Nigeria is 25.2 percent. The statistics also revealed that the poverty level in the south-east is about 27.4 percent. In the north-center, the level of poverty is 42.6 percent. The north-east and the north-west are the regions of the country with the highest level of poverty. The poverty level in the north-east is 76.8 percent while the poverty level in the north-west of Nigeria is 81.1 percent.
There is another reliable statistics that further reveals the poverty level in all the 36 states of the country and its federal capital.
The Nigeria Poverty statistics goes as follows:
Lagos State — 8.5 percent; Osun State — 10.9 percent; Anambra State — 11.2 percent; Ekiti State — 12.9 percent; Edo State — 19.2 percent; Imo State — 19.8 percent; Abia State — 21.0 percent; Rivers State — 21.1 percent;
FCT (Abuja) — 23.5 percent; Kwara State — 23.7 percent; Akwa lbom State — 23.8 percent; Delta State — 25.1 percent; Ogun State — 26.1 percent; Kogi State — 26.4 percent; Ondo State — 27.9 percent; Enugu State — 28.8 percent; Bayelsa State — 29.0 percent; Oyo State — 29.4 percent; Cross River State — 33.1 percent; Plateau State — 51.6 percent;
Nassarawa State — 52.4 percent; Ebonyi State — 56.0 percent; Kaduna State — 56.5 percent; Adamawa State — 59.0 percent; Benue State — 59.2 percent; Niger State — 61.2 percent; Borno State — 70.1 percent; Kano State — 76.4 percent; Gombe State — 76.9 percent;
Taraba State — 77.7 percent; Katsina State — 82.2 percent; Sokoto State — 85.3 percent; Kebbi State — 86.0 percent; Bauchi State — 86.6 percent; Jigawa State — 88.4 percent; Yobe State — 90.2 percent; Zamfara State — 91.9 percent.
Poverty Level In Other Countries
We are now aware of the level of poverty in the country. It is now time to look at the level of poverty of some other African countries. The following is a list of countries of the world and their corresponding level of poverty: