Nigeria Global Village

This school year we have spent lots of time researching one specific country, Nigeria. We have chosen one specific topic and in this Tackk have shown how it has affected Nigeria.

Issue Importance:

#1 Boko Haram impact on Nigeria

#2  child labor

#3  electricity

#4  technology

Issue #1 Boko Haram

Issue #2 Child Labor

This graph shows one major problem in Nigeria with people and society is that the child labor percentage is high. In Nigeria the child labor legal age is 12 years of age, but even children younger then that can be found working and being deprived of their childhood. School is free with only the cost of books until children get to secondary school. Children then often work in the evenings to afford school. 27% of kids age 7-14 in Nigeria combine work and school. A solution to this could be raising the legal age to do physical labor and increasing the wage of adults, so parents can pay for their children's school fees. This graph was remade by me, and the original was from nationmaster.com.

Issue #3 Electricity

Many people in Nigeria don't have access to electricity. The ones that do usually have to use a generator and spend a lot of money on fuel. Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of net energy in the world. That is really unexpected because they have lots of oil. You would think that they could easily use their oil to make more electricity. One of the main reasons they don't have enough electricity is because they don't use much hydro power. Until recently, they only use thermal power. I think that they should try to use more types of sustainable electricity.

Issue #4 Lack of technology

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