January 4, 2024

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

In its latest Nigeria DevelopmentĀ Update, the World Bank revealed that 24 million Nigerians had been pushed below the poverty line in 5 years – between 2018 and 2023. In tandem, poverty rate in the country has increased to 46 percent in 2023 compared to 40 percent recorded in 2018 with the number of poor people also rising from 79 million in 2018 to 104 million in 2023, a 31.6 percent increase. A rural-urban comparison shows that a larger proportion of poor people reside in rural areas standing at 84 million compared with 20 million poor people residing in urban areas. The increase in poverty rates is attributed to rising inflation, slow economic growth, and a high population growth rate

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