Nigeria, a country with great potential yet greatly affected by economic and political problems
Nigeria is the world's eighth-largest oil supplier, has the greatest economic power in the entire continent and has an enormous amount of natural resources at its disposal. Moreover, the country spans over nearly one million square metres and has a great amount of fertile soil for feeding the nation's population.
In other words, the country has the ideal requirements to grant its approximately 200 million inhabitants a certain degree of affluence. But the reality is quite different. The majority of the population lives in poverty.
And after years of military dictatorship, the country is slowly transitioning into a democracy. Corruption is still an unsolved issue, ethical conflicts are halting the progress and the economy is at a standstill.