A Brief Analysis of Nigeria in Regards to Sustainable Practices and Its Implications for the Rest of the World

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Sustainability in Nigeria A Brief Analysis of Nigeria in regards to Sustainable Practices and its Implications for the rest of the World Figure 1 - Nigerian Children (LMS) Introduction The country of Nigeria has many challenges that it faces in regards to social and environmental sustainability. Some of the issues that the population of Nigeria must face include resource depletion, population size, food, and climate change. Although Nigeria is comparatively ill-equipped to tackling these issues domestically, there are some promising developments that can lead one to optimism regarding the future of the country; especially with assistance from the developed world. Obstacles to Sustainability Africa is said to be the cradle of the human species and Nigeria itself contains more historic cultures and empires than any other nation on the continent (History World). Some of the cultures date all the way back to the fifth century BCE. Such cultures include the Nok culture which is thought to among the first to acquire iron technology as well as spread it to other parts of Africa. The history of Nigeria contains many tribes who made their profession regional trade all the way to the imperial conquests and slavery. Nigeria has had much turmoil in its heritage since people inhabited its boarders. Currently Nigeria is a comparatively poor country by economic standards. The per capita income in Nigeria is less than three thousand dollars per person. By comparison,
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