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Sokoto, Rivers are capitals of poverty, unemployment – NBS

October 14, 2018

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 harbors the highest number of poor folks in the country.

In Sokoto State, 89.9 per cent of people are poor, on average, 53.7 of the 197 million Nigerians in 2016 were poor.

The Incidence of Poverty which 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 percent, 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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