Nigeria in the Eve of MDGs Final: A Progressive Analysis

Adebayo Adedokun, Babatunde Moses Ololade


This paper analyses Nigeria progress towards achieving each of the Millennium Development Goals, using the most recently updated data. In all, this study report that, the poverty prevalence is on the increase, while hunger level has drastically reduced.  Nigeria does not have concrete evidence that the MDG-2 (universal primary education) will be achieved, it also failed to meet gender equality target on primary and secondary school enrolment in 2005 and yet to achieve it in 2010. Gender equality at all levels is not likely to be achieved either. Though progress is made on the MDG-4 & 5, but Nigeria is not likely to achieve the target. Nigeria has achieved MDG-6 of halting the trend of HIV/AIDS and other diseases and begins to reverse it; however much attention is needed in the North than is needed in the South. Progress has been made on MDG-7 to achieve the improved access to water, but it is unlikely 2015 target will be achieved. Access to improved sanitation has degenerated over the years. Overall, the little achievement on development is through increased life expectancy, adult literacy rate and gender equality while human development is still far below the average in Africa and sub-Sahara African countries

Keywords: Nigeria MDGs, Poverty, Inequality, Development, Challenge

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