Half of most Northern states’ populations are destitute – Sanusi


The Emir of Kano, Dr. Muhammad Sanusi, said most states in the north are populated by destitute painting a worrisome situation.

Sanusi stated this at the weekend in Katsina while delivering an address, entitled: “Youth, Security and National Development in Nigeria” an annual lecture organised by the Katsina Vocational Training Centre and late M. D. Yusuf Research and Documentation Centre to commemorate the International Youth Day in the state.

“Poverty rate is much higher in the North than in the South from most, if not all available statistical information. The ten poorest states with more than 50% of their population as destitute are Borno, Kano, Taraba, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, Bauchi and Zamfara which has the highest of population as destitute 74.1%,” the former CBN governor said in his speech.


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