The International Labour Organisation(ILO) has said that with over 65% of Nigeria’s total working population living below $US 3.10 per day, Nigeria unfortunately remains among the most working poverty nations of the world.
According to ILO’s 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook map, below;Mauritania, Libya, Sudan, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and of Ghana among other African countries, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, D.R Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, Central African Republic, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and Nigeria are the countries of the world who have remain in the lowest level of working poverty nations of the world.
The Employment and Social Outlooks, also stated stated that the level vulnerability of employment in Nigeria is within 30 to 45%.
Explanatorily, working poverty means that the rate of poverty in Nigeria is skyrocketing because majority of workers in Nigeria continuously live on poverty as a result of unfair working conditions. Either as a result of non payment of salary and other necessary pecks of office. While vulnerability of employment means the level instability in the world of work due unfair treatment of workers and a undue sack.
Through unemployment and economic growth among other factors are regarded to be the chief reason for high level of poverty in any country, the Outlook showcases that a situation where those working in any country is still living within poverty line shows the realistic level at which poverty is deepening in such country.
ILO World Employment and Social Outlook is a data in map formation that shows all the world countries, indicating where unemployment is highest, where are workers most likely to be in vulnerable employment, Where are they most likely to be living in poverty.