These are Nigeria’s most Pressing Issues in 2019, According to NBS

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According to a report released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Unemployment, crime and insecurity are the most pressing issues affecting Nigeria in 2019.

These are Nigeria’s most pressing issues in 2019, According to NBS

This is contained in Nigeria’s statistical office’s second report titled, “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends,” as Experienced by the Population (DECEMBER 2019). The report was conducted in collaboration with The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and UK Aid.

According to the report, citizens considered crime and insecurity as the most important problem affecting the country.

Majority of the citizens in Northern Nigeria, as much as 27% (North-West) think that crime and insecurity are the number one problem facing the country. The zone is largely experiencing activities of the Boko Haram.

Further analysis of the report showed that corruption has moved down the list from 3rd to 5th position, while there has been a sharp increase in the level of public concern about security and health issues.

“Around 9% of Nigerians considered corruption to be the most important problem facing their country, a decrease of more than a third since the 14% recorded in the 2016 surve y”, the report states.Health care and housing followed unemployment and insecurity of the list issues affecting the country this year.

The below are Nigeria’s most pressing issues for 2019 (NBS report)

Nigeria’s most pressing issues in 2019,

1. Unemployment
2. Crime and insecurity
3. Healthcare
4. Housing
5. Corruption
6. High cost of living
7. Infrastructure
8. Education
9. Political instability
10. Religious conflict
11. Communal conflict
12. Drug abuse and drug trafficking
13. Environmental degradation
14. Other problems

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The report titled, “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends,” as Experienced by the Population revealed that an estimated N675bn was paid in cash bribes to Nigerian public officials this year.

The report, which was released on Friday said out of all Nigerians who had at least one contact with a public official in the 12 months prior to the 2019 survey, 30.2 per cent paid a bribe to, or were asked to pay a bribe by, a public official.

“This means that, although still relatively high, the prevalence of bribery in Nigeria has undergone a moderate, yet statistically significant, decrease since 2016, when it stood at 32.3 per cent,” it added.

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According to the survey, cash continues to be the dominant type of bribe.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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