Is Northern Nigeria poor?

The people living in the Northern region and rural areas of Nigeria were confirmed to be the poorest according to research. Poverty has also been increasing in the North and Northwest areas of the country as they account for 87% of poor people in Nigeria as of 2016.

Why Northern Nigeria is poor?

The rate of poverty in the Northern region of Nigeria is quite alarming despite the enormous resources the region is endowed. The region has fertile land with varied agricultural products and other resources such as tin, barite, zinc, limestone, columbite, lead and gypsum.

Is north or south Nigeria richer?

The South is much richer and boasts far better socioeconomic indicators than the North. Extensive oil reserves are located in the Niger Delta, and the South has Lagos, the commercial and media capital of the country as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

Which part of Nigeria is richer?

Lagos tops the list of the top 10 richest states in Nigeria. It is also the most developed state in Nigeria. It is located in the South West region. It covers 3,577 square kilometre and its GDP is $33.68 billion.

Is Nigeria richer than India?

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

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What part of Nigeria is poor?

The people living in the Northern region and rural areas of Nigeria were confirmed to be the poorest according to research. Poverty has also been increasing in the North and Northwest areas of the country as they account for 87% of poor people in Nigeria as of 2016.

How can we deal with poverty in Nigeria?

Increase in literacy rate and skill development: One of the major steps in reducing poverty in Nigeria is through education. Quality education can provide a lasting solution to poverty in Nigeria.

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