North-West Nigeria account for half of all poor persons in the country according to world bank

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A new report by the World Bank indicates that eight point seven per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016 were from the North.

The World Bank report was titled Advancing Social Protection in a dynamic Nigeria and was released on January 28, 2020.


The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters.


The World Bank in the report observed that although Nigeria was a richly endowed country, it had a larger proportion of the world’s extreme poor than any other nation.


The North-West, specifically, was described as home to almost half of all the poor in the country.

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