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Nigeria Human Development 2008-2009

Nigeria Human Development Report 2008-2009

Mar 26, 2015

The NHDR is noteworthy in its focus on human needs. It examines the pattern of growth of the Nigerian economy and identifies factors which, if addressed by governments (Federal, State and Local), the private sector, communities, NGOs and individuals, would increase growth, promote employment opportunities and increase labour productivity that distribute the benefits of growth more effectively. For this objective to be achieved, the report underscores the imperatives of many governments but ONE economy through intergovernmental cooperation and coordination. It emphasizes the necessity for cooperation among the three tiers of government in implementing inclusive growth policies by recognizing effective cooperation as a critical factor while also emphasizing the need for proactive coordination of development programmes .


Most Nigerians are capable of actively shaping their lives and are eager to influence the development of their nation in a spirit of cooperation. While appreciating that poverty and inequality are still relatively high in the country, current initiatives of government are targeted at addressing these issues. Nigeria's improvement in human development index from low to medium category between 2005 and 2007 is a reflection of our modest achievement in economic growth in the recent past. In spite of the emerging challenges, the government is committed to improving human capability through sustained growth and poverty reduction.

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