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In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Koskio(m): 10:00am On May 15, 2020
By Yusuf Akinpelu


Four in every ten Nigerian (40.1 per cent) earn less than ₦377 per day, but in Sokoto, Taraba and Jigawa, about nine in ten earn that amount, according to the 2019 poverty and inequality report by Nigeria’s statistics bureau.

Following closely behind these states are Ebonyi and Adamawa, where eight in ten earn ₦377 daily; as well as Zamfara, Yobe and Niger, where seven in ten earn that amount.

On the flipside are states with low poverty rates: Lagos (5 in 100), Delta (6 in 100), Osun (9 in 100), Ogun (9 in 100), and Oyo (10 in 100).

The report shows that 15 of the 17 states below the national average (i.e. where the majority of residents are poor) are in the northern part of the country. South-eastern states Ebonyi (80%) and Enugu (58%) are the other two poorest states.

Kwara, Kogi, Benue and the FCT, all in the north-central, are the only other northern states below the nation’s poverty line. Borno State was not captured in the survey due to accessibility.

Also, five of the best seven states are in the south-west. Ekiti, the sixth state in the region, ranks 12th with 28 per cent poverty rate. South-south states, Edo and Delta, are the other two in the top seven.

This variation exists, the report showed, due to the size of the households in each region. Households with 2–4 people have a poverty rate of 17.88 per cent. Those with 5–9 people have 40.9 per cent, while those with 10–19 people 67 per cent rate of poverty.

“There must be a strategic state policy on population control,” Azeez Olaniyan, a conflict and security expert, said. “A country that seeks to lift people out of poverty must engage in active production, rather than remain a service economy.”

The report further disclosed that poverty was more prevalent in rural areas. The urban poverty rate was put at 18.04 per cent while the rural poverty rate was 52.10 per cent. That’s about three times poorer.

By profession, the report found that the poverty rate is lowest among salary earners and non-farm workers, while poverty is highest among households whose heads are engaged in agricultural jobs only.


Jide Ojo, a development consultant, said there is need to tackle insecurity in farming zones to make farming more lucrative.

Furthermore, the data showed that the more education the head of a family has, the lower the rate of poverty in that household.

Across the board in this regard, households led by women outperform men with a decent margin. In other words, women with higher education tend to liberate their households from poverty quicker than men with the same educational qualification.

Analysts believe this alludes to the need to educate the girl child. Mr Olaniyan explained that the government needs to invest in human capital development such as education and human welfare for its people to flourish.

Gini index

Gini index is a statistical measure of expenditure distribution in the country. It is widely used to measure economic inequality between the haves and have-nots. Gini index near 0 indicates perfect equality while coefficients close to 100 denote perfect inequality.

Nigeria has a Gini coefficient of 35.1 per cent. This shows there is only a moderate gap between the haves and the have-nots. This is almost at par with UK’s 32.4 per cent, Canada’s 32.1 per cent, and India’s 35.2 per cent. The U.S. has 45 per cent while South Africa has 62.5 per cent.

The report

The 2019 poverty and inequality report was released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday. According to the report, 82.9 million (40.1%) Nigerians are poor, the highest by any country.

Nigeria will need to pull more than 17 million people out of poverty before it could cease to be the “poverty capital” of the world, because the second-placed, Democratic Republic of Congo, has over 66 million (75 per cent of its population) poor people.

However, Somalia (81 per cent), South Sudan (80 per cent) and Central African Republic (78 per cent) have the highest ratio of poor people to population size, according to the World Poverty Clock.

If 40.1 per cent represents 82.9 million people, as the report showed, then Nigeria has a population of about 207 million people.

The poverty line, the report said, was calculated by adding the food poverty line and the cost of non-food basic needs.

The statistics bureau defined being poor as earning a real per capita expenditures below ₦137,430 ($352). This is about ₦11,453 ($29) monthly, or ₦377 ($0.97) daily.


Invariably, any individual who spends less than ₦377 daily on food, shelter, clothing, health, education, electricity and security and other basic life needs is considered poor.

With the poverty line at ₦137,430, and poverty gap index (which measures those who are far below the poverty line and those very close to it) at 12.9, it means Nigeria will need ₦137,430 per its 207 million people to end extreme poverty.

This amounts to about ₦3.7 trillion (12.9% × ₦137,430 × 207 million).

Mr Ojo noted that even at this, poverty will continue to thrive if insecurity is not ebbed. The best way to tackle poverty, he explained, is to create an enabling environment, especially by investing heavily in human development.


“Tackle insecurity. Let people be able to take care of themselves. Incentivise MSMEs,” he said. “Improve the ease of doing business. Give accessible loans that are not cutthroat.”

Meanwhile, the methodology used by the NBS in calculating poverty rate differs from that of the World Poverty Clock, an online poverty tracker across the globe.

Based on data from UN, world bank, the IMF, and former estimates from the NBS, the tracker says about 102.4 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty.

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
While NBS’ poverty line is $0.97, the tracker’s benchmark is put at $1.90 per day for this same needs. Now that NBS’ benchmark has changed it is expected that the tracker’s estimate could be adjusted.

But NBS maintained that: “Poverty is measured using consumption expenditures rather than income in Nigeria — similar to the approach taken by many other countries globally.”


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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:00am On May 15, 2020
And these are people whose leaders has been enjoying public office since 1960 and yet cannot do anything for them?
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:02am On May 15, 2020
Good morning Northerners
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:02am On May 15, 2020
helinues:
Good morning Northerners

Are you not part of the people deceiving them?

You supported this disaster ruling them knowing fully well he will fail to change their situation. You the SW are the people benefitting from the rot while the north suffers. Tinibu supported Buharri because he knows the end result will be poverty for the innocent poor northern masses.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by PositiveDirect: 10:02am On May 15, 2020
lipsrsealed
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by ojun50(m): 10:02am On May 15, 2020
Abeg dey should allow hear word
The northerner should accept there life like that since thy can't hold there leader responsible
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by olaric(m): 10:03am On May 15, 2020
Caused by the greed of certain categories of people including the biggest fraud of all times; Muhammadu Buhari. As Yorubas will always say: "don't fool yourself even if others are fooling you." The same people are prepared to kill for the sake of the same people that put it them where they are now.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:05am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Are you not part of the people deceiving them?

You supported this disaster ruling them knowing fully well he will fail to change their situation. You the SW are the people benefitting from the rot while the north suffers. Tinibu supported Buharri because he knows the end result will be poverty for the innocent poor northern masses

Don't tell me you are belieiving NBS statistics

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Sunshineg5(m): 10:06am On May 15, 2020
Some people would not sleep tonight again oh

Yemi ikale is in trouble. cheesy
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:08am On May 15, 2020
helinues:


Don't tell me you are belieiving NBS statistics

Do you NOW want to disbelieve it?

Okokobioko! cheesy

NBS statistics are as fake as bubu new six pack tummy grin
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Sunshineg5(m): 10:08am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Are you not part of the people deceiving them?

You supported this disaster ruling them knowing fully well he will fail to change their situation. You the SW are the people benefitting from the rot while the north suffers. Tinibu supported Buharri because he knows the end result will be poverty for the innocent poor northern masses.
You mean the money meant for Northern governors are being allocated to South west governors?

Or Nigeria only started to exist in 2015 when Buhari won election?

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:11am On May 15, 2020
Sunshineg5:
You mean the money meant for Northern governors are being allocated to South west governors?

Or Nigeria only started to exist in 2015 when Buhari won election?

No, the money is allocated to people whom the SW knows will never help the north.

GEJ would have saved the north if he was allowed to continue his almajirin education policy but Tinibu chose a man who didn't go to school to come and scatter the plans. That's why I blame the SW for the woes of the north.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by olaric(m): 10:12am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Are you not part of the people deceiving them?

You supported this disaster ruling them knowing fully well he will fail to change their situation. You the SW are the people benefitting from the rot while the north suffers. Tinibu supported Buharri because he knows the end result will be poverty for the innocent poor northern masses.

While I don't support Tinubu in anyway, it's also important to stress that he Tinubu or any politician for that matter went to anyone's house in the north during elections to drag or force them to vote the fraud called Buhari. The north has made her choice, let her deal with it.

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:12am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Do you NOW want to disbelieve it?

Okokobioko! cheesy

NBS statistics are as fake as bubu new six pack tummy grin

I have always believed NBS statistics...

If not for hypocrisy, you people were condemning same NBS report just because SE region is the place with highest region of poor people in Southern Nigeria.

North have never disputed the fact they are poor, SE are... grin

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Sunshineg5(m): 10:15am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


No, the money is allocated to people whom the SW knows will never help the north

GEJ would have saved the north if he was allowed to continue his almajirin education policy but Tinibu chose a man who didn't go to school to come and scatter the plans. That's why I blame the SW for the woes of the north.
Lobatan !

So South West are powerful to the extent that they now elect Northern leaders in a democracy grin

Or you don't know that the North has been voting for Buhari even before 2015

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:15am On May 15, 2020
Sunshineg5:
You mean the money meant for Northern governors are being allocated to South west governors?

Or Nigeria only started to exist in 2015 when Buhari won election?

That guy deserves factory E-slapping resetting..

He will soon run from this thread.. Same guy that bluntly rejected NBS statistics just because his region is the poverty headquarter of South now thinking he can mock Northerners...

An unproductive land will definitely encourage poverty... grin

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:16am On May 15, 2020
olaric:


While I don't support Tinubu in anyway, it's also important to stress that he Tinubu or any politician for that matter went to anyone's house in the north during elections to drag or force them to vote the fraud called Buhari. The north has made her choice, let her deal with it.

But do you agree with me that people with the intellectual capabilities of a Tinibu will know that Buharri will never help the north, yet he threw his support to him in the days leading to the APC primaries in 2014 ?
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:17am On May 15, 2020
helinues:


That guy deserves factory E-slapping resetting..

He will soon run from this thread.. Same guy that bluntly rejected NBS statistics just because his region is the poverty headquarter of South not think he can mock Northerners...

You are always talking off topic, is that a way of admitting defeat? grin
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by demolinka(m): 10:17am On May 15, 2020
We must first face the reality that there's no quick fix to this problem. Some issues like population control, mass education, economy diversification, upgrading of health infrastructure...will take decades to be addressed. But these will rely largely on continuity in government, with deliberate planning and implementation to ensure success. We will have to be patient.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Sunshineg5(m): 10:18am On May 15, 2020
helinues:


That guy deserves factory E-slapping resetting..

He will soon run from this thread.. Same guy that bluntly rejected NBS statistics just because his region is the poverty headquarter of South not think he can mock Northerners...
cheesy grin

You know them too well

He is till trying hard to pin this on the South West somehow!

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:18am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


You are always talking off topic, is that a way of admitting defeat? grin

Admitting defeat..?? Do you now agree that SE is the poorest region in Southern Nigeria? Yes or No

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:18am On May 15, 2020
Sunshineg5:
Lobatan !

So South West are powerful to the extent that they now elect Northern leaders in a democracy grin

Or you don't know that the North have been voting for Buhari even before 2015


Has the south west also been voting for Buharri before 2015? grin
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:19am On May 15, 2020
Sunshineg5:
cheesy grin

You know them too well

He is till trying hard to pin this on the South West somehow!

Abi, same SW they always relegate whenever they want to be mischievous is the same SW they are claiming have power to influence Northerners.

If that's not delusional, I don't have any other name for it..
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:20am On May 15, 2020
helinues:


Admitting defeat..?? Do you now agree that SE is the poorest region in Southern Nigeria? Yes or No

Your whole attempt is to twist us from the topic of this very thread. Perhaps you need to reread the thread to return to the right track.

Tankio.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Balogunodua(m): 10:21am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Are you not part of the people deceiving them?

You supported this disaster ruling them knowing fully well he will fail to change their situation. You the SW are the people benefitting from the rot while the north suffers. Tinibu supported Buharri because he knows the end result will be poverty for the innocent poor northern masses.
Ipob agent becomes speaker for the north! Lmao grin
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Sunshineg5(m): 10:21am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Has the south west also been voting for Buharri before 2015? grin
You don't get it, do you? cheesy

North voted for Buhari by the ratio of 10 to 1 and have been doing it for almost ten years, so why accuse South west of electing Buhari or the current Northern leaders

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Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:21am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Has the south west also been voting for Buharri before 2015? grin

When GEJ was in power even for the fact you guys supported him wholeheartedly, didn't North still remain the poorest during his time?

What has SW supporting Buhari got to do with poverty in North?

Do you guys ever go through your comments before pressing submit?
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by helinues: 10:22am On May 15, 2020
SLAP44:


Your whole attempt is to twist us from the topic of this very thread. Perhaps you need to reread the thread to return to the right track.

Tankio.

My friend you are the one who want to shift goal post..

You bluntly rejected NBS statistics calling it fake...

How is this same NBS statistics now original?

If you agree with this statistics, then you must apologise for calling the previous statistics a fake
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:24am On May 15, 2020
Sunshineg5:
You don't get it do you? cheesy

North voted for Buhari by the ratio of 10 to 1 and have been doing it for almost ten years, so why accuse South west for electing Buhari or current Northern leaders

Because south west voted massively for buharri in 2015, more than they did in all other times Buharri contested!

How else can I break this down to your level so you can understand? grin
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:26am On May 15, 2020
helinues:


My friend you are the one who want to shift goal post..

You bluntly rejected NBS statistics calling it fake...

How is this same NBS statistics now original?

If you agree with this statistics, then you must apologise for calling the previous statistics a fake

The statistics never changed since last week, but the heading of this topic is different. Read it again and be guided.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by Karlifate: 10:26am On May 15, 2020
The North always boast of its massive population, they should enjoy their living in penury also.
Re: In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, About Nine In Ten People Are Poor – NBS by SLAP44: 10:27am On May 15, 2020
Balogunodua:

Ipob agent becomes speaker for the north! Lmao grin

We must be our brothers keepers grin

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