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Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto Top List Of States With Extreme Poverty

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By Ukpe Philip

Six Northern states account for 42.75 million Nigerians living in poverty, official data has confirmed.

The states-Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Jigawa, and Bauchi emerged as the top six states with the highest poverty rate between 2021 to 2022.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, and Sokoto have 31.28 million of Nigerians living in multi-dimensional poverty.

This was contained in the Muti-Dimensional Poverty Index Published on Thursday by the NBS.

The index is measured using the health, education and living standard of Nigerians.

The NBS said the poverty level rose by 63 per cent to 133 million.

The North is has 86 million of Nigeria’s 133 poor people, according to the NBS.

“Sokoto is among the poorest States, and with 5.8 million poor people among population of 6.4 million. It faces very significant challenges. However, in Kano, 10.5 million people are poor; although Kano’s level of multi-dimensional poverty is lower, affecting 66.3 per cent of the people instead of Sokoto’s 90.5 per cent,” NBS said.

Kano’s population according to the NBS is 15.9 million.

According to NBS, 78 per cent of people living in Zamfara are living in poverty, adding that the cost of addressing poverty in the state will need huge budgetray allocation.

The NBS said, “It will be more expensive to reduce poverty in Zamfara, where the intensity of poverty is higher, at 42 per cent because each poor person in Zamfara on average faces more deprivation at the same time.”

List Of Poverty According To States

  1. Kano 10.51 million
  2. Kaduna 8.04 million
  3. Katsina 6.92 million
  4. Sokoto 5.81 million
  5. Jigawa 5.76 million
  6. Bauchi 5.71 million
  7. Akwa Ibom 5.08 million
  8. Benue 4.71 million
  9. Rivers 4.4 million
  10. Plateau 4.32 million
  11. Kebbi 4.28 million
  12. Lagos 4.22 million
  13. Zamfara 4.17 million
  14. Oyo 3.79 million
  15. Ogun 3.78 million
  16. Ebonyi 3.66 million
  17. Niger 3.6 million
  18. Adamawa 3.44 million
  19. Cross River 3.44 million
  20. Yobe 3.23 million
  21. Gombe 3.02 million
  22. Kogi 2.88 million
  23. Taraba 2.81 million
  24. Delta 2.73 million
  25. Enugu 2.63 million
  26. Bayelsa 2.61 million
  27. Borno 2.25 million
  28. Osun 1.88 million
  29. Imo 1.80 million
  30. Kwara 1.72 million
  31. Anambra 1.64
  32. FCT Abuja 1.59 million
  33. Edo 1.40 million
  34. Nasarawa 1.36 million
  35. Ekiti 1.31 million
  36. Ondo 1.30 million
  37. Abia  1.12 million

Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto Top List Of States With Extreme Poverty is first published on The Whistler Newspaper

Source: The Whistler.