Challenges Many Nigerians Face: They Need Help
Nigeria has a huge population and many people in far-flung communities have been struggling to survive on a daily basis. The political, economic and ethnic imbalances in the country have impacted its people and territory. (NDCA) NSU Development & Cultural Association – North America wants to make a difference in the lives of the oppressed and we encourage you to join our cause. Many Nigerians suffer more than others and their daily challenges include the following:
- A Lack of Access to Education
Education is an important aspect of the children’s lives to help them take advantage of career opportunities in the future. Unfortunately, a big chunk of Nigeria’s population doesn’t have access to it, with many kids being denied a proper education.
NDCA thinks that financial status and race delineate disparity in education. Nigerians in poor neighborhoods don’t have access to a quality educational system that would prepare the young to compete in the job market.
- Economic Shift
For many years, Nigeria has focused on manufacturing its own products and selling them. However, it currently shifted to a more service-centered industry than a manufacturing sector. Many companies now have to outsource manufacturing to other countries to reduce their costs and control the prices of their products. The effect of this hits locals by leaving many of them unemployed.
- Increasing Number of Single Parents
Economically, a household with one parent has less income. This means that the young members of the family can have fewer opportunities for necessities including education. As the parent concentrates on making ends meet, the children will not have proper guidance, leaving them more prone to dropping out of school, engaging in risky sexual behaviors or early pregnancies, and abusing alcohol or drugs.
- Extreme Poverty
Nigeria is known for its oil wealth but only a few have access to it. The inequality in the country has resulted in uncontrolled corruption, high unemployment rate, the lack of basic social amenities, and the difficulty in doing business.
Despite the country’s economic growth and oil riches, it hasn’t been able to lift its people out of poverty. While some blame corruption and incompetence, the real issue lies in its growing population. Because of a lack of access to job opportunities and other sources of income, many people in distant communities live in extreme poverty. This situation impedes leading which in turn can cause social and behavioral problems.
- Right to Health
The mortality rate in the country for kids under 5 years old is very high. Kids who are in rural communities are at risk of early death because of a lack of clean water, inadequate sewage systems, and inefficient health services. These kids suffer from malnutrition that stunted their growth.
NDCA wants to give hope to the people in poor communities in Nigeria. If you want to join us in our cause, please visit our website to contact us or make a donation.