The World Poverty Clock has reported that there are 71 million extremely poor Nigerians, according to 2023 data.
The World Poverty Clock is a tool used to track poverty progress worldwide.
The Rivers State’s All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, quoted data showing that 71 million Nigerians are extremely poor and the National Bureau of Statistics classifies 133 million people as multidimensionally poor.
He spoke at the Nigeria Zero Hunger Symposium in Abuja, organised by the T200 Foundation to mark World Hunger Day, and unveiled Nigeria’s hunger report.
Cole also mentioned that more than 10,000 children and 25,000 people globally die every day due to hunger, according to the United Nations.
He noted that Nigeria needs to develop a practical, sustainable, and easy-to-implement poverty eradication model and adhere to it over time.
The T200 Foundation’s report shows that Nigeria has a serious hunger problem with a Global Hunger Index score of 27.9, but there are significant variations in the score across states.
T200 Foundation stressed the need for collaboration among stakeholders to end hunger in Nigeria by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.