Tambuwal faults NBS report on Sokoto as poorest state

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the state is not one of the poorest in the nation as indicated by a report by the National Bureau of Statistics.

He spoke on Monday when he received a report titled, ‘Sokoto Development Plan: 2020-2025’ at the Government House.

According to the April 2020 Nigerian Living Standards Survey (NLSS) report released by the NBS covering the year 2019, nine of top 10 poorest states in Nigeria are from the northern region with Sokoto, Taraba and Jigawa being the poorest.

Tambuwal said his administration had spent N4bn on the uplift of the businesses of over 200 small scale traders across the 23 local government areas of the state.

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