National Bureau of Statistics
Nigeria is a state blessed with Mineral resources ranging from oil and other solid minerals etc. It is made up of 36 states.
Every state in Nigeria is supposed to be profitable depending on their accessible characteristics assets. But due to bad Governance, mismanagement of state resources, and security issues the following states are said to be the poorest state in Nigeria.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, using the state of the economy, infrastructural development, governance and security of the states to compile the list of the poorest states in the country.
10. Zamfara state
This state residents suffers from disease, hunger and strife which has put the state poverty rate at 70.8%
9. Kebbi state
Kebbi state poverty rates stand at 72% according to the statistics released.
8. Bauchi state
It currently occupies the 8th position with a poverty rate of 71%
7. Ebonyi state
Due to bad governance and illiteracy, It is the only southeast state that falls into this category with a 70.6% poverty rate.
6. Plateau state 71%
5. Jigawa state 72.1%
4. Gombe state 73.2%
3. Adamawa state 74.2%
2. Kastina state 75%
1. Sokoto state