List of top 6 Poorest States in Nigeria (2020)

List of top 6 Poorest States in Nigeria (2020)

1. Kastina state

This State is located at the deepest part of the north west in Nigeria. Kastina has little or no solid investment or sector that generates revenues for the state.

2. Adamawa state

Boko Haram has rendered Adamawa state useless. Because of the activities of terrorists, the state’s economy crippled. The citizens are running away for safety. It has affected the state poorly and no foreign investor is coming. The poverty level stands at 74.2%.

3. Gombe state

This state is located at the north eastern region of Nigeria. It is also infested by Boko Haram terrorists which crippled the economy of the state. The poverty level is 73.2%.

4.. Jigawa state

Jigawa state is located at the north-western part of Nigeria. The majority of people living in this state are Fulani tribe. The state has a very low literacy level and poor economic growth. The poverty level of Jigawa state is 72.1%.

5. Plateau state

This no doubt that plateau state is one of the highest populated state in Nigeria. But despite this, it suffers from a tribal conflict which deters economic growth in the State. The poverty level is 71%.

6. Ebonyi state

Ebonyi state happened to be the only South-Eastern state that falls under the list of top 10 poorest states in Nigeria. The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi is working hard to make Ebonyi amongst the best state in Nigeria. Eboyi State poverty rate is 70.6%, although, this is largely due to low literacy level in the state.

List of top 10 Poorest States in Nigeria by GDP

Below are list of top 10 poorest states in Nigeria by GDP:

1. Yobe ($2,011)

2. Gombe ($2,501)

3. Ebonyi ($2,501)

4. Ekiti ($2,848)

5. Jigawa ($2,988)

6. Nasarawa ($3,022)

7. Kebbi ($3,290)

8. Taraba ($3,397)

9. Kwara ($3,841)

10. Zamfara ($4,123)

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