NBS: one hundred and thirty-three million Nigerians are multi-dimensionally poor
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 17, 2022
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that 133 million Nigerians are multi-dimensionally poor.
In its latest National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report launched today, the NBS said that 63 percent of Nigerians are poor due to a lack of access to health, education, and living standards, alongside unemployment and shocks.
The MPI offers a multivariate form of poverty assessment, identifying deprivations across health, education, living standards, work and shocks.
According to the Statistician-General at the NBS, Semiu ADENIRAN, it is the first time they will conduct a standard multidimensional poverty survey in Nigeria.
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, who revealed the findings from the report said many Nigerians are being derived in more than one dimension of the four measures.