INEQUALITY IN NIGERIA: THE TRACKA JOURNEY

INEQUALITY IN NIGERIA: THE TRACKA JOURNEY

INEQUALITY IN NIGERIA: THE TRACKA JOURNEY

Inequality is perceptibly deep-seated and endemic in Nigeria, permeating through almost every part of Africa’s largest country. According to the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018 by Oxfam, Nigeria falls on the last rung (157 of157) of countries making efforts to breach the gap 1 between haves and havenots. Chiefly, the phenomenon is manifest in the lopsided distribution of resources, where a few elites have control over the wealth of millions of Nigerians. This trickles through all sectors of the economy. The Public Health Centres (PHCs), despite allocated resources, are in a poor state. Primary schools across the country are in dire straits with infrastructure begging for an urgent overhaul. According to many observers, the poor state of things is connected to the fact that the facilities are not used by the privileged elite but the poor masses. See full report attached