Help decrease poverty
The high level of poverty in a resource-rich nation in Nigeria is indeed most alarming and most unnecessary. Worse still is the fact that unlike in other developing nations (especially in Asia) where there has been significant reduction in poverty, the trend in Nigeria is that of increasing poverty over the years.
Population: 155,215,573 Million
GDP per capita: $2,400
GDP growth: 6.8%
Life expectancy: 48 years
Income level: Lower Middle Income
Literacy rate, (% of females/males ages 15 and above): Female; 60.6% Male; 75.7%
HIV/AID – People living with HIV/AIDS: 3.3 Million, 3rd highest in the world.
Education expenditures: 0.9% of GDP, Country Comparison: 183rd in the World.
Number of Children out of school: Female; 4,094,046 Male; 4,023,402
Population below poverty line: 70%
Population growth rate: 1.935%, 59th highest in the World
Age Structure: 0-14 years; 40.9%, 15-64 years; 55.9%