Sokoto, Jigawa, Rivers, Ebonyi, Rivers are capitals of poverty, unemployment ― NBS
THE Computation of Human Development Indices for the UNDP Nigeria Human Development Report (2016) just released by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reveals that Sokoto State harbours the highest number of poor people in the country.
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In Sokoto State, 89.9 per cent of residents are poor although, on the average, 53.7 of the 197 million Nigerians in 2016 were poor.
“The Incidence of Poverty which is the percentage of Nigerians who are poor is 53.7 percent and the disaggregation by state shows that it is more prevalent (89.9 percent) in Sokoto state, followed by Jigawa state with 86.1 per cent, Rivers and Ebonyi state share 58.9 per cent each, while the lowest state is Osun state with 17.5 per cent”, NBS stated in the report.
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