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List of Top “10” States with Highest Poverty Rates in Nigeria

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In the recently published report, BudgIT, citing the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), provided a state by state breakdown of poverty rates in the country.

Shygoatblog highlights the top 10 states with the highest poverty rates according to the report.

  1. Sokoto state – 87.73%
  2. Taraba state – 87.72%
  3. Jigawa state – 87.02%
  4. Ebonyi state – 79.76%
  5. Adamawa state – 75.41%
  6. Zamfara state – 73.98%
  7. Yobe state – 72.34%
  8. Niger state – 66.11%
  9. Gombe state – 62.31%
  10. Bauchi state – 61.53%

A look at the report indicates that nine of the top 10 states with the highest poverty rates are from the northern region. Ebonyi is the only southern state on the list.

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