Nigeria: Resource Curse

Nigeria’s protracted sectarian violence in the central Plateau States and rebel attacks in the delta region may be symptomatic of a nation with a Resource Curse. Oil constitutes 95% of Nigeria’s exports while the the agricultural and light industry sectors languish from poor management and ill conceived governmental policy. There appears to be limited incentive or political will to develop the vast human capital in the worlds 8th most populous nation.

Nigeria: New Wave of Violence Leaves 200 Dead
Nigeria oil rebels end ceasefire
US State Dept. Background Note: Nigeria

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