NBS says 40.1% of Nigerians are considered poor, live on less than N11,500 monthly income
This means monthly income of an individual in this category is less than N11,500 while income per day is N38.00
The report indicated that Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Yobe and Adamawa top the poorest states in the country.
The NBS said Sokoto State had 87.73 per cent poverty head count rate followed by Taraba with 87.73 per cent, then Jigawa which has 87.02 per cent and Ebonyi with 79.76 per cent.
It disclosed that Lagos, Delta, Osun, Ogun, Oyo, Edo and Anambra States had the least in terms of poverty level.
According to the bureau, Lagos State has 4.50 per cent poverty head count rate and it is been trailed by Delta with 6.02 per cent followed by Osun State with 8.52 per cent.
The report indicated that after Osun, Ogun was next with 9.32 per cent, while Oyo has 9.83 and Edo has 11.99 per cent as well as Anambra with 14.78 per cent.