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Poverty alleviation: Tapping into the creative energy of Nigerians

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How can we creatively create more jobs in Nigeria and alleviate poverty drastically?

Imagine this: A Nigeria where poverty is reduced to the barest minimum, minimum been 20% of the population remain below the income earning bracket of below $2 a day.

Question is, is this possible? And if it is, how can we make it happen? Two things come straight to mind, the political will and human creativity.
The story of Lagos and Nigeria is surprisingly one full of creativity, passion and tenacity. We often think that solving development problems will come through a top to bottom approach and what this means is that we will get people in leadership sitting at a round table discussing and drafting strategies that will drive solutions to development problems. Sometimes it works, often times it does not, which is why many developing countries in Africa continue to remain at status quo: “developing”.

Market led economies have often adopted a bottom up approach, employing creativity and the right approach where the people can within their existing context create wealth for themselves.

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