By Emmanuel Chuba Okoye
Nigeria as a rich nation is blessed with human, material and natural resources but, why do we witness prevalence of absolute poverty?
Geographically, Nigeria is endowed with sea to the South, forest in the Western region, Sahara to the North and savannah in the Middle Belt with River(s)Niger and Benue flowing from up North to the South in addition to many other small rivers and streams. Also there are swampy areas, sandy areas, hills and high plateaus/mountains including arable farm lands covering large lands mass of 923,768 square kilometers. This land area is double the size of France, four times larger than the size of Great Britain and twenty times larger than Luxemburg.
This nation which is said to be most populous black nation in the world has a teeming population of 170million people or so, which makes us to be twice the size of France and Great Britain in terms of population.
In fact, one out of every four black persons in the world is a Nigerian!! Well, Nigeria has many qualified people when it comes to education, who excel within and outside the country. Nigeria has so many tertiary institutions. In fact we have the largest numbers of universities amongst African countries.
However, Nigeria has tremendous economic prowess that would have impacted the lives of her citizens. For example, it produces cocoa, groundnut, palm kernel, timber and other agricultural products.
Among also in the production of minerals like: gas, tin, bauxite, coal and columbite etc.
– Okoye is a student of mass communication, Federal Polytechnic, Bida
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: email@example.com
Sign up for our newsletter
- NEWS20 hours ago
JUST-IN: Nnamdi Kanu Sighted In Israel
- OPINION23 hours ago
PDP Presidential Primaries And Choice Of Atiku
- COVER STORIES13 hours ago
55 Dead, 22 Arrested In Kaduna Clash
- COVER STORIES12 hours ago
New Minimum Wage Suffers Setback As FG Aligns With Govs
- NEWS24 hours ago
President Buhari Congratulates Sam Nda-Isaiah On Conferment Of Chieftaincy Title, Aare Baaroyin Of Akure Kingdom
- NEWS22 hours ago
Ooni Unveils New Wife Prophetess Oluwaseyi
- NEWS21 hours ago
Fayemi Dissolves Boards Of Ekiti Agencies, Parastatals
- NEWS8 hours ago
No Extension Of Deadline For Submission Of Candidates’ List – INEC