133 million Nigerians poor – NBS


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*North-85m, South-47m; 66.5m children are poor

By Babajide Komolafe, Economy Editor, Victor Ahiuma-Young,  Emmanuel Elebeke, John Alechenu and Elizabeth Adegbesan

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THE National Bureau of Statistics, NBS yesterday said that 133 million (63 per cent) Nigerians are suffering from multidimensional poverty, with children constituting more than half of poor people in the country.

This means that two (2) out of every three (3) Nigerians are poor and  experience just over one-quarter of all possible deprivations in terms of  health, education, living standards, and work and shocks.

The NBS disclosed this in the 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI,   Report launched on Thursday in Abuja.

The MPI  is the result  of the 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Survey carried out by NBS and development partners.

The survey was a collaborative effort between the National Bureau of Statistics…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper