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Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria 2018

In this post we are going to give you Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria for the year 2018.

Many Nigerians want to know what really is the poverty level in the country as the numerous natural and human resources in the country have not been able to solve the problem of poverty in the country.

What really is the poverty level in Nigeria 2018?

According to recent reliable statistics Nigeria is the home to over 170 million people, who are distributed in all the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

When this highly populated African country gained her independence, the poverty level was very low. However, after 58 years of independence, Nigeria has risen from a low poverty level status to become the country with one of the highest poverty level in the world. This is really bad, and the citizens are groaning.

2018 Nigeria Poverty Statistics by Geopolitical Zone

Want to know the geopolitical zone with the highest poverty level in Nigeria 2018? Then checkout the amazing stats below;

• The poverty rate in Nigeria south-west of the country is 19.3 percent.
• The poverty rate in Nigeria south-south of the country is 25.2 percent.
• The poverty rate in Nigeria south-east of the country is 27.4 percent.
• The poverty rate in Nigeria North-Central of the country is 42.6 percent.
• The poverty rate in Nigeria North-east of the country is 76.8 percent.
• The poverty rate in Nigeria North-west of the country is 81.1 percent.

As you can see from the above stats. The north-east and the north-west are the regions of Nigeria with the highest level of poverty. Let’s go into the stats based on states.

2018 Nigeria Poverty Statistics by 36 States

Want to know the state with the highest poverty level in Nigeria 2018? Then checkout the amazing stats below;

Here is another reliable statistics that further reveals the poverty level in all the 36 states of the country and its federal capital. Check them out below;

• Lagos State 8.5 percent poverty level
• Osun State 10.9 percent poverty level
• Anambra State 11.2 percent poverty level
• Ekiti State 12.9 percent poverty level
• Edo State 19.2 percent poverty level
• Imo State 19.8 percent poverty level
• Abia State 21.0 percent poverty level
• Rivers State 21.1 percent poverty level
• FCT (Abuja) 23.5 percent poverty level
• Kwara State 23.7 percent poverty level
• Akwa lbom State 23.8 percent poverty level
• Delta State 25.1 percent poverty level
• Ogun State 26.1 percent poverty level
• Kogi State 26.4 percent poverty level
• Ondo State 27.9 percent poverty level
• Enugu State 28.8 percent poverty level
• Bayelsa State 29.0 percent poverty level
• Oyo State 29.4 percent poverty level
• Cross River State 33.1 percent poverty level
• Plateau State 51.6 percent poverty level
• Nassarawa State 52.4 percent poverty level
• Ebonyi State 56.0 percent poverty level
• Kaduna State 56.5 percent poverty level
• Adamawa State 59.0 percent poverty level
• Benue State 59.2 percent poverty level
• Niger State 61.2 percent poverty level
• Borno State 70.1 percent poverty level
• Kano State 76.4 percent poverty level
• Gombe State 76.9 percent poverty level
• Taraba State 77.7 percent poverty level
• Katsina State 82.2 percent poverty level
• Sokoto State 85.3 percent poverty level
• Kebbi State 86.0 percent poverty level
• Bauchi State 86.6 percent poverty level
• Jigawa State 88.4 percent poverty level
• Yobe State 90.2 percent poverty level
• Zamfara State 91.9 percent poverty level

As you can see from the above statistics, Zamfara State has the highest poverty level in Nigeria 2018, while Lagos State has the lowest in the country.

The above statistics are based on a United Nations Global multi dimensional poverty Index report based on the poverty rate of Nigerian states

There you have it on this post “Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria 2018.” I hope you found this helpful.

Updated: April 23, 2018 — 3:28 pm

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