According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), “in terms of the proportion of poverty and its intensity, the poorest states included Sokoto, Bayelsa, Jigawa, Kebbi, Gombe, and Yobe.“

The multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) survey report released yesterday measured deprivations related to education, health, living standard, work and security shows Abia State among the top 5 best states in Nigeria.

According to a report in Punch newspaper  of 18th November, 2022.

“The NBS report further showed Sokoto, Bayelsa, Gombe, Jigawa and Plateau are the top poorest states in 2022.

“Sokoto leads the poorest with 90.5 per cent of people in the state poor. It is followed by Bayelsa with 88.5 per cent poor people, Gombe with 86.2 per cent, Jigawa with 84.3 per cent, and Plateau with 84 per cent. 

The least poor states are Ondo with 27.2 percent poor people, Lagos with 29.4 percent, Abia 29.8 percent, Edo with 31 percent, and Anambra with 32.1 percent.”


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