Ebonyi State Government rejects national poverty index statistics

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Ebonyi-State

Ebonyi State Government has rejected a national poverty index credited to the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, listing the State as the 7th poorest State in Nigeria in 2019, describing it as fake.

The Government dismissed the report as “fake and fallacious, fraudulent, malicious and mendacious” meant to deceive gullible members of the public.

According to the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon. Orji Uchenna Orji, the report is non-existent, ill-conceived and illogically concocted to deceive members of the public as it has no traces with or contemplations by any official or institution of the National Bureau of Statistics.

He said, quote “As a Ministry saddled with the mandate of informative engagement of stakeholders on policy impacts of state government projects and programmes, we hold that the report is non-existent, ill-conceived and illogically concocted to deceive members of the public as it has no traces with nor contemplations by any official or institution of the National Bureau of Statistics.” End of quote.