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69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by actiondrilling: 5:47am On Jul 10
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Oxfam International, has ranked Nigeria low on poverty eradication and gender equality.

In its 2019 report, Oxfam said 69% percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line.

Oxfam’s Country Director, Constant Tchona, made the disclosure during a media briefing in Abuja yesterday

Although, the international organisation affirms Nigeria’s economic growth in the last six years, it describes the growth as a paradox, saying it does not reflect on the living standards of the citizens.

“The gap between the rich and the poor may be a worldwide problem but in Nigeria, the scale of inequality is staggering. Nigeria is the only oil-producing nation in the league of five countries with the largest highest number of poor people.

“Although the country’s economy has expanded at an average of 6% every year since 2016, the paradox of growth in Nigeria is that as the country gets richer, more than half of its 200million strong population continue to live in abject poverty.

“This index reveals that 69% of Nigerians are living below the poverty line. The report also reveals that Nigeria ranks 125 out of 145 countries on the gender inequality index,” Tchona said.

The organisation also decried the level of inequality in Africa, particularly West Africa.

“Inequality is at crisis levels in West Africa. While a small but growing number of people are becoming fantastically rich, the vast majority are denied the most essential elements of a dignified life, such as quality education, healthcare, and decent jobs, despite remarkable economic growth driven by extractive industries.”

“Five of Nigeria’s richest men have a combined wealth of US$29.9 billion – more than the country’s entire national budget for 2017. However, about 60 percent of its citizens live on less than US$1.25 a day, the threshold for absolute poverty,” he said.


As part of its recommendations, Oxfam urges the Nigerian government to critically re-examine its policies, the culture of governance and make deliberate efforts to break the concentration of wealth in the hands of the elite.

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/07/69-nigerians-still-live-below-poverty.html

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Racoon(m): 5:51am On Jul 10
TheCable understands that at least three million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019.

According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 91.16 million Nigerians were living below a dollar a day as of February 13, 2019.


In June 2018, the Brookings Institution projected that Nigeria had overtaken India, as the poverty capital of the world, with 86.9 million extremely poor people.

This was further confirmed by the British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said Nigeria had become home to the largest number of very poor people in the world, putting the figures at 87 million.


Today, India has 48.7 million people living in poverty, from 73 million in June 2018. By implication, India has pulled out a minimum of 24 million people from poverty in less than eight months
https://www.thecable.ng/just-in-91-million-nigerians-now-living-in-extreme-poverty/amp
It has been accelerated poverty since the present govt came on board yet they want to take 100millions Nigerians out of same poverty.

Why not remove the causes of the poverty(job-lessness, Ignorance, illiteracy, corruption, religion extremism, widespread insecurity etc)?

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by johnmartus(m): 5:53am On Jul 10
And those kids are Nigerians too

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by TooMuchStuff: 6:09am On Jul 10
Buhari is a disaster.
The Messenger of abject Poverty.
The visible horror of darkness and misery.
The death merchant and bloodthirsty demon.

Tinubu that we thought was a good leader turned out to be co-traveller with evil one Daura.
The extreme greedy one of yorubaland.
The harbinger of Sorrow Tears and Blood

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by rusher14: 6:14am On Jul 10
Racoon:
It has been ccelerated poverty since the present govt came on board yet they want to take 100millions Nigerians out of same poverty.
Why not remove the causes of the poverty(job-lessness, Ignorance, illiteracy, corruption, religion extremism, widespread insecurity etc)?

Although the country’s economy has expanded at an average of 6% every year since 2016, the paradox of growth in Nigeria is that as the country gets richer, more than half of its 200million strong population continue to live in abject poverty.
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Merimental(m): 6:30am On Jul 10
d pics Above definitely ain't kids 4rm d EAST, SOUTH, OR EVEN WEST ..my question is wer could such pics be taken...

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Alamu1111: 6:40am On Jul 10
God bless Nigeria we need ur help I swear things are just something else

Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by ForeThinker: 6:41am On Jul 10
Oga it's 90%...

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by nony43(m): 6:42am On Jul 10
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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by AfricanGenius: 6:42am On Jul 10
What a shame.

We as Nigerians should stop electing irresponsible leaders that do not care about the populace. Our next set of governors and president should campaign with sound economic plans.

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by raker300: 6:46am On Jul 10
Yet they’ve ruled us for decades and still hang onto power

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Alanine1123(m): 6:46am On Jul 10
This country is also punishing innocent kids and there is no hope that things will change soon.

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Seenyo: 6:46am On Jul 10
TooMuchStuff:
Buhari is a disaster.
The Messenger of abject Poverty.
The visible horror of darkness and misery.
The death merchant and bloodthirsty demon.

Tinubu that we thought was a good leader turned out to be co-traveller with evil one Daura.
The extreme greedy one of yorubaland.
The harbinger of Sorrow Tears and Blood

SPOT-ON!... YOU NAILED IT!


#UN-DILUTED TRUTH!


THUMBS UP!

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by KanwuliaExtra: 6:49am On Jul 10
What an African Giant Of Poverty! cheesy

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by lonelydora: 6:49am On Jul 10
69% is too small.
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Seenyo: 6:50am On Jul 10
PATHETIC! NO THANKS TO SATANIC /SELF-SERVING NIG RULERS!.... most especially the redundant coupist!
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by rusher14: 6:51am On Jul 10
abalonge:
I don't believe; for this Nigeria. Na 99.9%

Just write a list of your family to update Oxfam.

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by aolawale025: 6:54am On Jul 10
The percentage may be underestimated
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by holluwai(m): 6:56am On Jul 10
I believe it should be 96%
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Omoslim26: 7:01am On Jul 10
Things got harder since dis walking dead man became president of dis country poor man can nt manage him poverty in peace again pure water increased frm #5-#10 sachet milk frm #20-#30 lipton frm #10-20 kerosine increased, garri increased u cant buy pepper #10 again indomie is a no go area watin poor man go come do buhari is a punishment to us for reasons i cant explain

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by MrBONE2(m): 7:02am On Jul 10
TooMuchStuff:
Buhari is a disaster.
The Messenger of abject Poverty.
The visible horror of darkness and misery.
The death merchant and bloodthirsty demon.

Tinubu that we thought was a good leader turned out to be co-traveller with evil one Daura.
The extreme greedy one of yorubaland.
The harbinger of Sorrow Tears and Blood
.

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Omoslim26: 7:07am On Jul 10
lonelydora:
69% is too small.

oya add 0 to d 69 na oversabi sombori
bia dis bet9ja guy na thunder wey no get mama nd papa go strike u wit dis ur early momo disturbance bastard foolish stupid transgendered homoharlot
Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by BlacSmit: 7:09am On Jul 10
This is not accurate. In my own estimate, 83% of Nigerians live below poverty line. 60% out of the total number started living below the line since 2015

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by KingOdart(m): 7:15am On Jul 10
TooMuchStuff:
Buhari is a disaster.
The Messenger of abject Poverty.
The visible horror of darkness and misery.
The death merchant and bloodthirsty demon.

Tinubu that we thought was a good leader turned out to be co-traveller with evil one Daura.
The extreme greedy one of yorubaland.
The harbinger of Sorrow Tears and Blood


I hope you won't die of your obsession with Tinubu when the people you suppose to Chanel your frustration to continue to live large and free on your resources when they are still In Government

The man is not heading any Political office but you lament about him everyday like he is your president while your Governors and the people in charge of your respective states continue to have free days in office

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Re: 69% Nigerians Still Live Below Poverty Line – Oxfam by Acedave1(m): 7:15am On Jul 10
oga check ur figure wella, its 95% poverty

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