Nigeria has been urged to put in greater effort to ensure the realisation of the eight global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before the 2015 deadline year. NOIPolls Limited made the call in a release issued recently during the United Nations Day, which was marked on October 24. The UN officially came into existence on 24 October, 1945, when the UN Charter had been ratified by a majority of the original 51 Member States. The day is now celebrated each year around the world as United Nations Day.
In commemoration of the UN Day, NOIPolls the No.1 for country-specific polling services in West Africa, released brief results of some of its previous polls and surveys conducted on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2013. These polls focused on various aspects of the MDGs covering Goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 which are key goals presently affecting the greater proportion of the Nigerian populace. With respect to Goal 1, which focuses on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, NOIPolls conducted a poll in Q2 2013 to examine the assertion that most Nigerians live on less than $1 a day. Nationwide analysis found that the majority of respondents live above N160 a day. Specifically, the poll found that an average of N713 was spent daily on feeding.