88 Million Nigerians now Living Extreme Poverty – Thecable




The rich are getting richer as more and more people continue to slip into extreme poverty in Nigeria.

88 Million Nigerians now Living Extreme Poverty

A new report by the cable.ng has revealed 1.1 million Nigerians have slip into extreme poverty in just four months, TheCable can report.

This has brought the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty — or below $1.90 a day — to 88 million.
In June 2018, the Brookings Institution named Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world, with 86.9 million extremely poor people.

Nigeria overtook India as the world poverty capital, despite being six times smaller in population than the Asian country.

According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 88,011,759 Nigerians are currently living in extreme poverty.
The World Bank, IMF, United Nations, and major development institutions across the world forecast that Nigeria will not hit the 2030 target for ending global poverty.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also suggest that West Africa, primarily, Nigeria will host 40 percent of the world’s poorest people by 2030.

Currently, below are the 10 African Countries with the Highest Population Of People in Extreme Poverty

1. Nigeria

Country’s Population Estimate = 196 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 86.9 Million now 88 million
Rank in World = 1

2. DR. Congo

Country’s Population Estimate = 84.8 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 60.9 Million
Rank in World = 3

3. Ethiopia

Country’s Population Estimate = 107 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 23.9 Million
Rank in World = 4

4. Tanzania

Country’s Population Estimate = 59 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 19.9 Million
Rank in World = 5

5. Mozambique

Country’s Population Estimate = 31 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 17.8 Million
Rank in World = 6

6. Kenya

Country’s Population Estimate = 51 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 14.7 Million
Rank in World = 8

7. Uganda

Country’s Population Estimate = 44.5 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 14.2 Million
Rank in World = 10

8. South Africa

Country’s Population Estimate = 57 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 13.8 Million
Rank in World = 11

9. South Sudan

Country’s Population Estimate = 13 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 11.4 Million
Rank in World = 12

10. Zambia

Country’s Population Estimate= 17.6 Million
Population Of People living in Extreme Poverty = 9.5 Million
Rank in World = 13





Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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