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How poverty stricken is your state?

Top five states i.e states with the lowest poverty indices

Bayelsa 19.98%

Anambra 20.11%

Abia     22.27%

Oyo      24.08%

Imo      27.39%

Bottom five i.e states with the highest poverty indices

Jigawa   95.07%

Kebbi  89.65%

Kogi    88.55%

Kwara  85.22%

Yobe  83.25%

see the attachment for others

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Dear Osisi

since you are a quarter Ijaw, you may make contributions to the Ijaw thread that has bee static since creation. It is a shame really that a thread for the Ijaws is still on its first page till date. Even the Isoko thread has jumped to the seventh page. Yet they claim they are 14 million people and that they are 4th largest ethnic group in Nigeria. Wonders shall never end.

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Bayelsa ke?!?!?!?!?

I highly doubt that.

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The irony is that people are getting poorer everyday in Nigeria and our politicians are getting fatter. When shall this stop?

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Are we this poor in Kwara? Or is because I don't know more than Ilorin and Offa? I have been to some parts of core north and I saw poverty written on people's faces.

But I go with this statistics, since it's empirical and mine is just plain observation.

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but for the north, the "over 70% of nigeria's population is living under poverty line" quote dem CNN love so much would be pure fantasy.

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lmaooo this is coming from Osisi? lol

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As far as i'm concerned this info isnt correct.southeast has the lowest puverty rate because their population is wrongly deflated.in reality there is more even spread of money in southeast but people are living in inhuman conditions.visit onitsha and aba to see for yourself.jigawa and co have falsely inflated population so that when you divide the cash flow it will give lower result than reality.

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@osisi

Sorry jigawa was carved out from kano state and not sokoto.Kebbi and zamfara were carved out from sokoto state.Taraba and adamawa were former gongola state.

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Yay, my birth state and my family's original state is decreasing in poverty. Yay

Go Anambra and Enugu.

Too bad my grandfather's state is still bad. Ohh, Wow the North has the highest poverty and yet the presidents, etc came from there. Damn, Abi, if you no go help other tribes, at least help your own or something. Tufiakwa for the world.

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APPENDIX A

STATISTICAL TABLES

TABLE 1

POVERTY INCIDENCE BY STATE (1996, 2004)

YEAR

STATE 1996 2004

Abia 56.2 22.27

Adamawa 65.5 71.73

Akwa Ibom 66.9 34.82

Anambra 51.0 20.11

Bauchi 83.5 86.29

Bayelsa 44.3 19.98

Benue 64.2 55.33

Borno 66.9 53.63

Cross River 66.9 41.61

Delta 56.1 45.35

Ebonyi 51.0 43.33

Edo 56.1 33.09

Ekiti 71.6 42.27

Enugu 51.0 31.12

Gombe 83.5 77.01

Imo 56.2 27.39

Jigawa 71.0 95.07

Kaduna 67.7 50.24

Kano 71.0 61.29

Katsina 77.7 71.06

Kebbi 83.6 89.65

Kogi 75.5 88.55

Kwara 75.5 85.22

Lagos 53.0 63.58

Nassarawa 62.7 61.59

Niger 52.2 63.90

Ogun 69.9 31.73

Ondo 71.6 42.14

Osun 58.7 32.35

Oyo 58.7 24.08

Plateau 62.7 60.37

Rivers 44.3 29.09

Sokoto 83.9 76.81

Taraba 65.5 62.15

Yobe 66.9 83.25

Zamfara 83.9 80.93

FCT 53.0 43.32

All Nigeria 65.6 54.4

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Thanks.

now that you're helping me

what about Taraba and Zamfara

where did those come from

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Poverty incidence by zone and adjusted for population.

South East  26.74%

South South  35.06%

South West  43.01%

North Central  66.97%

North West 71.17%

North East  72.16%

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Jigawa and kebbi are from former sokoto state while yobe was carved out from bornu state.

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http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-86304.0.html

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I think I should move to Bayelsa when I retire.

I was thinking of kwara at first because of the constant electricity but the hunger there is too much

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WoW, Where did you get this from?

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You may want to know about 2 other important states and how they fared

FCT  43.22%

Lagos  63.58%

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