Nigeria, capital of world Poverty by 2030



Oxfam, a confederation of 20 independent charitable organization focused on the alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 held a meeting at the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, on Monday.
     
     In the meeting Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below the extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock.

    It revealed this in the organisations Review with the team"On the Road To Becoming an Influencing Hub".
The countries director Constant Tchona stated "The number of people that live below extreme poverty level as at April was 91,501,377, making Nigeria the world capital of poverty. 

   “As if that was not bad enough, at the moment, six months later, the number has jumped up to 94,470,535 people. 

    What this means is that we have added 2,969,158 people more into extreme poverty. “By comparison, this number is more than the population of Gambia and Cape Verde combined.
      “At the current rate, Nigeria is not only off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but many now believe that up to 25 percent of the world’s extreme poor will live in Nigeria by 2030"

   Nigeria total population is 200,963,599 people according to the Worldometer and is to become the world’s third largest country by 2050,” he noted. 


      Tchona decried that this number of people live below the benchmark of N684 per day. “The number of people that live below extreme poverty level as at April was 91,501,377, making Nigeria the world capital of poverty. “As if that was not bad enough, at the moment, six months later, the number has jumped up to 94,470,535 people. “What this means is that we have added 2,969,158 people more into extreme poverty.
          “By comparison, this number is more than the population of Gambia and Cape Verde combined. “At the current rate, Nigeria is not only off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but many now believe that up to 25 percent of the world’s extreme poor will live in Nigeria by 2030. “Nigeria total population is 200,963,599 people according to the Worldometer and is to become the world’s third largest country by 2050.
      He also said described the burden as pathetic, the country director noted that the Nigerian government was aware of the rate of poverty in the land. Tchona quoted President Muhammadu Buhari’s intention to “lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years and set them on the path to prosperity’’ to “fundamentally shift Nigeria’s trajectory and place it among the world’s great nations’’. According to him, if this is achieved, Nigeria will shock the world to achieve the SDGs. “Now the question is what is the role of the citizens and how that role will be played in supporting both elected and appointed officials in achieving this lofty goal.

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