UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, who is on a 3-day trip to Africa(South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria) has said Nigeria is home to more poor people than any other nation in the world.
Ms May, on Tuesday said Africa is home to greatest number of poor people in the world, while speaking in Cape Town, South Africa.
The UK Prime Minister also said Africa also has the highest number of the world’s most fragile states, adding also that the world’s headquarter of displaced people is Africa.
Nigeria, she says holds the record for 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.
In her words:
“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.”