The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May has reportedly described Nigeria as poverty capital of the world ” Nigeria is home to the highest number of “very poor people” in the world. She made this controversial statement while speaking in Cape Town, South Africa.
The 61-year-old UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May said Africa is home to a majority of the world’s fragile states, and a quarter of the world’s displaced people.
She added that Africa has the highest number of poor people in the world, stating that 87 million Nigerians were living below the poverty line of $1 and 90 cents per day.
“Much of Nigeria is thriving, with many individuals enjoying the fruits of a resurgent economy, yet 87 million Nigerians live below $1 and 90 cents a day, making it home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world,” the UK prime minister said.
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