At least 3.6 million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between January and September 2019. It was first revealed in June 2018 that Nigeria had overtaken India as the nation with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty across the world, with an estimated 86.9 million people measured to be living on less than $1.90 (N684) a day. That number has now risen to 94.4 million Nigerians, at least 3.6 million more than the 90.8 million recorded in December 2018, according to available data courtesy of the World Poverty Clock, a web tool produced by World Data Lab. At least 4 Nigerians are slipping into extreme poverty every minute. During a national address in June, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to uplift 100 million Nigerians from poverty over the course of the next 10 years. "With leadership and sense of purpose, we can lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years," he said. Is Nigeria capable of fighting extreme poverty?
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