Work with latest NBS data to reduce poverty in Nigeria, UK tells FG

The United Kingdom has reacted to the multi-dimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The NBS, in its 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index Survey released in Abuja on Thursday, said about 133 million Nigerians are currently living in poverty.

The report further revealed that poverty spreads across the country with 86 million in the North, while 47 million reside in the South.

Reacting to the report in a tweet on Friday, the UK diplomatic office in Nigeria advised the Federal government to use the report to make informed poverty alleviation decisions, adding that formulation of people-based policy is a critical step to addressing the mass poverty level in the country.

“The UK welcomes the @NBS_Nigeria release of the nationwide #MultiDimensionalPovertyIndex in #Nigeria.

“We urge all government and development partners to use the results to inform evidence-based policy and programmes that support the poor. This is a critical tool to end poverty,”  it tweeted.

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