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Six out of every 10 Nigerians in poverty – government


The Nigerian authorities say that 133 million people in the country are living in poverty – that is more than six out of every 10 Nigerians.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has come up with the figure by looking at what is known as multidimensional poverty – where how much money someone has is considered alongside their access to education and basic infrastructure.

It was the first time a Nigerian government institution had used this method to measure poverty levels.

The NBS said among the key problems were lack of access to health and education as well as a lack of clean energy for cooking.

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