A new report released on Tuesday by the National Social Register (NSR) has revealed that Zamfara State is home to the highest number of the poor and vulnerable people in Nigeria.
The report which came after a nationwide survey by the NSG, showed that the state leads others with a record of 3,836,484 poor people from 825,337 households.
The Communications Manager of the National Social Safety-Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Joe Abuku, who made the data available to journalists in Abuja, said the organisation was established in 2016 through a “partnership between the Federal Government and the World Bank to help end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity,” while the NSR was created as a core mandate of NASSCO to keep a reliable database of poor and vulnerable households in Nigeria.
According to the data, “Zamfara State has the highest number of documented poor and vulnerable people, Ekiti State has the least number of 94,923 from 32,949 households, according to the data.
“Kebbi State recorded 3,745,427 poor and vulnerable people from 807,261 households, while Kano recorded 2,697,160 people from 542,764 households.
“Borno State recorded 157,841 people from 30,957 households, while Ondo recorded 171,119 people from 48,518 households.
“The Federal Capital Territory documented 511,353 people from 141,776 households, while Lagos recorded 1,848,767 people from 466,120 households,” Abuku pointed out