No Fewer Than 70% Of People In Katsina Live Below Poverty Line, Says UN Official

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The UN in Nigeria says no fewer than 70 per cent of people in Katsina State live below the poverty line.

Mr Mathias Schmale, the UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, made this known when he visited Gov. Aminu Masari on Monday in Katsina.

Schimale said that Masari has visited the UN house on several occasions to show concerns over his people and elegantly made case for better support for the state.

Responding, Masari also attributed the malnutrition crisis to some cultural issues.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report (2012), indicated that Sokoto State has estimated poverty rate of 87.73.

The NBS said Taraba is second with poverty rate of 87.72 followed by Jigawa with 87.2 per cent.
The report showed that Katsina is number 10 with a poverty rate of 56.42 per cent.

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