Nigeria is known as the country in Africa with the highest population; at 191 million, it is #7 in the world, with a median age of 18 years old. By the year 2050, Nigeria is set to become the 3rd most populous country in the world! This can mean exciting things for an up-and-coming workforce, but Nigeria is also very challenged as it relates to the ease of doing business.
Nigeria is ranked by the World Bank as 169 out of 190 countries for the ease of doing business. This is a very low score, with the biggest challenges being seen in the area of electricity and an efficient and equitable application of the rule of law. The per capita income in Nigeria is $430 USD/annum, and Nigeria recently passed India as having the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.
DML is partnered with Development Associates International Nigeria, headed by Dr. Abraham Gaga. Freeman Okoro is the main staff person assigned by DAI to the work of DML. DML is currently working in Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Abuja, and Jos.
Please hear what Freeman has to say about DML: