Including a large area of fertile lands for agricultural cultivation, we can still see regions ranked among the poorest states in Nigeria. Although Kebbi State is mostly dependent on production and trading in primary crops and commerce, production of large quantities of agricultural cash crops such as groundnut, cotton, Gum Arabia, tobacco leaves ad cow peas, along with vast amounts of grains, ensures a booming economy within the area. “Corruption worse in Nigeria, new Transparency International Report says” (Premium Times, January 23, 2020), https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/374090-corruption-worse-in-nigeria-new-transparency-international-report-says.html, * Unknown in West and Eastern Regions. Also, the state has an estimated IGR of N77 billion. Top Ten (10) Poorest States in Nigeria 2020 1. Poorest States in Nigeria by GDP – 2020 Update – Nigeria is a country made up of 36 states and due to its natural resources, it is assumed that the states should be productive and are meant to have good governance capable of managing these resources to generate revenue but the reverse is the case. Enugu suppose to be number one in poorest state, we depend on our daily income, we dont have money to sustain ourselves plzz, consider Enugu people too, Your email address will not be published. Eboyi State poverty rate is 70.6%, although, this is largely due to low literacy level in the state. Nigeria has 36 states and Federal Capital (Abuja), and each state is blessed with either mineral resources or fertile land for agriculture. The state is governed by His Excellency Gov. The state suffers tribal conflict which has reduced its economy by 71%. The very harsh weather conditions in Sokoto deters foreign investors to invest in the state. Sokoto state is rated as the poorest state in Nigeria, ranking 81.2% on the poverty level. See European Union, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/food-insecurity-and-knock-effects-covid-19-hungriest-countries, (Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, Nigeria and Haiti are the world’s 10 hungriest countries in the world), No unemployment – Per Lord Macaulay above and also from personal experience. It is also the seat of the caliphate. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, carved out of the then North-Western State on February 3, 1976, by the former regime of General Murtala Mohammed. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Bauchi was ranked among states that are poor. Would love your thoughts, please comment. This article is mapped to listing the top 10 poorest states in Nigeria in 2020, with facts from the National Bureau of statistics. Plc. Jigawa state has a poverty level of 72.1% due to its low literacy level and growth of the economy. Sokoto State. Kebbi is a state in north-western Nigeria. Adamawa state has a poverty level of 74.2% as a result of its citizens fleeing the state for safety reasons due to the recurrent attacks from Boko Haram terrorists. A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc, Nil – Per Lord Macaulay, 2nd February, 1835. What contributed in making some of these States poor is dependence on oil in Niger Delta region. Low Fees | No JAMB UTME. Plateau State, with a population of over 3 million people, is placed in the 6th position among the poorest states in Nigeria. Recall that regions classified as the poorest states based on economic state, infrastructural development, governance, security and literacy level among other things. The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi is working hard to make Ebonyi amongst the best state in Nigeria. * Found on the Streets, Churches, Mosques and at Parties. Copyright © 2020. This article is mapped to listing the top 10 poorest states in Nigeria in 2020, with facts from the National Bureau of statistics. Second on this list is Kastina state as this will come as no surprise to many because the state lacks serious investment, with little or no known raw materials that can boost its revenue. The city of Sokoto is said to be the largest city and the capital of the state ranking 81.2% on the poverty level and has an overall GDP of $4.82 Billion, and per-individual is $1,274. The majority of people in this state are still lacking some basic amenities. Poorest States in Nigeria by GDP – 2020 Update – Nigeria is a country made up of 36 states and due to its natural resources, it is assumed that the states should be productive and are meant to have good governance capable of managing these resources to generate revenue but the reverse is the case. According to the NBS, the povery rate of this state is 70.8% making it one of the most poorest state in Nigeria. Even with increased agricultural production between 2003 and 2006 by farmers, this did not in any way significantly affect the level of income generation in the state. Unfortunately, Sokoto has been identified as Nigeria’s poorest state year after year particularly as a result of its unfavourable climate. According to the Q2 2020 unemployment report published by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics, more than 27% of Nigerians are unemployed. The #EndSARS protests have crossed a two-week threshold. Its harsh climate conditions has made its a no go area and has prevented foreigners and foreign investors to come for investment in the state. Rivers State; Rivers State is situated in the South-Southern zone of the country. The mortality rate recorded after the various insurgent attack is overwhelming. * Mostly for jobless people who rely on godfathers, * Politics is now the most lucrative enterprise, * Introduced to Nigeria by European, Lebanese and Indian Contractors, Businessmen. Kano State is located in the North West part of Nigeria. The waterside area of the state produces cash crops, including peanuts (groundnuts), cotton, and rice, as they strive to eradicate poverty. 1) Sokoto State. All Rights Reserved. It has affected the state poorly and no foreign investor is coming. We now have;* Superrich or super-wealthy class * The weakened middle class consists of Teachers, Civil Servants and Businessmen* Extremely poor people now in majority. Kebbi state located in the North-West is listed to be one of the poorest states in Nigeria; it has a poverty level of 72%. It seems that the target of this robbery is to stop the efforts we are making to mass produce the first ever locally mad... Denrele Animasaun Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying a... 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