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Archaeology & Anthropology: Open Access

A Nation That Won’t Stop Growing: Demographic Dividend or Demographic Bulge?

  • Open or Close Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi*

    Zhejiang Normal University, Public University in Jinhua, China

    *Corresponding author: Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi, Center for Nigerian Studies at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University,Public University in Jinhua, China

Submission: April 04, 2018 Published: May 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/AAOA.2018.01.000526

ISSN: 2577-1949
Volume1 Issue5


The 28th African Union Summit declared “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in youth” as its theme, which links the “Agenda 2063” that offers a comprehensive development vision for Africa. Will this development help nurture young Nigerian entrepreneurs as the next generation of hunger fighters? Notably, Nigerian youth faces numerous challenges and opportunities in the fields of skills training, technology, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, advocacy, and political involvement. Hopes that Nigeria’s dramatic population bulge may create prosperity seem to have been overdone. It is time for development economists to look beyond the stylized facts to the dire realities of Nigeria’s frustrated youth and burgeoning informal economies.

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