From its beginnings as a fishing village, Lagos has grown into a large metropolis that attracts migrants seeking opportunity or Internally Displaced Persons fleeing violence.
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As the recorded number of infections in Africa edges towards the six million mark, it has become clear that COVID-19 is not only a public health challenge.
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In their closing remarks and Q&A Mr Osagie Obayuwana, Omotoye Olorode, and Esther Uzoma show critical links between the struggles of the past and the likely issues of the future. They also elaborate on the abundance of tools and networks that can help different facets of Nigerian leaders to create a better society. In the end, the Nigerian story of progress needs a long term view and audit. This content was originally published at the Coalition for Revolution (CORE).
Nigeria's 200M populous masses have consistently pursued social, economic and cultural freedoms in their journey to establish a free, prosperous and independent society. This journey however has been fraught with false starts, promising wins, and an ever-expanding list of challenges to overcome. and as Mr Osagie Obayuwana, Omotoye Olorode, and Esther Uzoma elaborate, the Nigerian story of progress needs a long term view and audit. This content was initially published at the Coalition for Revolution (CORE).