The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 133 million Nigerians are multidimensionally poor.
The NBS said this on Thursday in its latest National Multidimensional Poverty Index Report.
According to the report, 63 percent of Nigerians are poor due to a lack of access to health, education, and living standards, alongside unemployment and shocks.
The report shows that three out of five Nigerians live in poverty.
The statistical office said the Nigeria MPI (2022) survey was conducted across the 109 senatorial districts, establishing a baseline for the local government area (LGA) survey due in 2023, and future two-yearly national surveys.
It added that the MPI offers a multivariate form of poverty assessment, identifying deprivations across health, education, living standards, work and shocks.
In 2020, NBS reported that more than 80 million Nigerians live below the poverty line.