9.45 million Nigerians In 35 States Are Poor – NASSCO
A total of 9.45 million Nigerians in 35 states of the federation are poor, statistics from the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office has said.
The 9.45 million poor Nigerians, according to NASSCO, are spread across 421 Local Government Areas.
The statistics were posted on the official Twitter handle of NASSCO.
The agency stated that the figure represented the status of the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria as of January 2020.
The database, according to NASSCO, would enhance the planning and implementation of poverty alleviation interventions in Nigeria.