By this time tomorrow… By Ibraheem Abdullateef

The recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has once again enlivened discourse over endemic poverty in Nigeria and ways to tackle it headlong. According to the 2019 index on Poverty and Inequality of Nigeria released in May, more than 83 million people are living below the poverty line. It means that 4 in 10 Nigerians are not meeting their feeding and non- feeding basic needs. Sokoto (87.73%), Taraba (87.72%), underscore(87.02%) had the highest poverty rate, while Lagos (4.5%), Delta (6%) and Osun (8.5%) had the least in…