July 25, 2024
Federal Government Says 88.4m People In Nigeria Living In Extreme Poverty
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Federal Government Says 88.4m People In Nigeria Living In Extreme Poverty

Mr Temitope Fadeshemi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, says 88.4 million people in Nigeria are living in extreme poverty.

He also said the number of men living on less than 1.9 U.S. dollars a day in the country reached around 44.7 million, while the count stands at 43.7 million for women.

He added that overall, 12.9 percent of the global population living in extreme poverty was found in Nigeria as of 2022.

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Mr. Fadeshemi, who was represented by Bashir Abdulkadir, Director of Department of Extension Services of the ministry, spoke yesterday in Kaduna during the distribution of farm inputs and empowerment materials to 250 smallholder farmers.

The event, which is part of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS), marked a significant milestone in the Federal Government’s collective commitment to uplifting the lives of smallholder farmers and fostering sustainable agricultural practices.

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