poorest in Nigeria 2021

Nigeria is a country with 36 states that is rich in natural resources. These states are designed to be lucrative based on their readily available distinctive assets, and they are supposed to have a strong and fair administration capable of dealing with these common assets to generate revenue.

Nigeria’s Top Ten Poorest States (2021 Updated)

Some states have reduced poverty by 70%. However, these Nigerian impoverished states became poor as a result of weak governance, misuse of state resources, or security problems, as the case may be.

According to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the ten poorest states in Nigeria in 2021 have been listed below, with infrastructure development, economic status, literacy level, security, and governance used to create this list of the ten poorest states in Nigeria.

Here is a list of Nigeria’s top ten poorest states:

Which states are the poorest in Nigeria 2021? (update)
poorest in Nigeria 2021

1. Sokoto State

Sokoto state is the poorest in Nigeria, accounting for 81.2 percent of the population. Its severe climatic conditions have rendered it a no-go zone, preventing foreigners and foreign investors from coming to invest in the state. It is also the Caliphate’s seat.

2. Kastina State

Sokoto state is the poorest in Nigeria, accounting for 81.2 percent of the population. Its severe climatic conditions have rendered it a no-go zone, preventing foreigners and foreign investors from coming to invest in the state. It is also the Caliphate’s seat.

3. Adamawa State

Adamawa state’s economy has been devastated as a consequence of its people fleeing the state for fear of being attacked by Boko Haram militants. It has had a negative impact on the state, causing it to have a poverty rate of 74.2 percent.

4. Gombe State

Gombe state, situated in the north-eastern region of Nigeria, is likewise experiencing security challenges, with a devastated economy and a poverty rate of 73.2 percent.

5. Jigawa State

A state in Nigeria’s northwestern region that is mostly inhabited by the Hausa/Fulani people. Jigawa state has a poverty rate of 72.1 percent due to poor literacy and economic development.

6. Plateau State

Although Plateau state is one of the most populous in Nigeria and has some tourist attractions, it has also seen a long-running tribal war that has recklessly devastated its economy by 71%.

7. Ebonyi State

Unfortunately, this is the only state in the South-East that ranks among Nigeria’s poorest, with a poverty rate of 70.6 percent owing to poverty, illiteracy, and weak governance.

8. Bauchi State

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Bauchi is one of the poorest states in the country.

According to statistics, the majority of the people in this region lack basic necessities of life, and it is a war-torn zone. The fatality rate reported after different rebel attacks is staggering.

9. Kebbi State

Kebbi is a state in Nigeria’s northwestern region. Birnin Kebbi is its capital. The state is also one of the ten states with the greatest poverty levels in the nation. It has a rating of 72%.

10. Zamfara State

The NBS classified Zamfara as one of the poorest states in the nation in 2019 with a poverty rate of 70.8 percent. Strife, illness, and starvation have a significant impact on the people of this state.

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Source: ab-cb.com

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