NEWS FLASH: NBS says 82.9m Nigerians living in poverty in new report

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that 40.09% representing 82.9m Nigerians are living in poverty.

NBS made the revelation in the 2019 Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria released on Monday in Abuja.

“52.10 of rural dwellers are living in poverty while the poverty rate in urban centers is 18.04%,” the NBS report said.