Friday, September 1, 2017

BBC - The City that Won't Stop Growing

Many of you may not have even heard of Nigeria, but it is Africa's giant market. If this beast can be tamed and government funded fairly distributed to patriotic leaders, Nigeria could lead the way to a modernised continent. Are you feeling as optimistic? Find out what Alastair Leithead of BBC has to say about it.

The city that won't stop growing - Nigeria
"The UN says 14 million. The Lagos State government thinks it’s nearer 21 million, as rural Nigerians are drawn by the hope of a better life to one of Africa’s few mega-cities.
By 2050 Nigeria will have twice the population it has today, more than half will live in cities, and about 60% of them will be under 25.
Like everywhere else in Africa trying to break out of poverty, Nigeria hopes fast population growth will bring it a “demographic dividend” – a young workforce that can drive economic growth. If they can all be put to work."

By Alastair Leithead

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