Nigeria has for a long time been referred to as the giant of Africa. While many may not be in tune with that for several reasons, below are the convincing facts showing Nigeria is truly the foremost African country
In the world, Nigeria is the most populous black race, and in Africa with an overall population of more than 200 million people. She is the 8 most populous nation in the world after Russia, Pakistan, the USA, Indonesia, China, and Brazil. One-third of the Nigeria population are young people from the age of 18 to 35 years.
Africa’s Biggest Economy
According to a recent report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa. Her GDP stands around $415.08 billion since October 2019 against South Africa’s $280.36 billion. Her ability to contain financial constraints being faced, and reclaim its pNigerianonomic pace despite the unfortunate and highly publicized economic meltdown known as recession that hit her in 2016 is legendary.
Africa’s Most Educated People
Nigeria boasts of the most educated people in Africa with a record of over 40 million university graduates, from reputable universities around the globe.
First to launch a satellite
Nigeria is rich in technopreneurs and giants- such as the likes of Philip Emeagwali, who was honored to be the first country in Africa to launch a satellite into space.
Highest Number of Internet Users
More than half of Nigeria’s population are internet savvy with the highest internet users in Africa as proven. According to a 2016 report, Nigeria has over 97,210,000 internet users. By the year 2020, this figure has increased geometrically.
African’s Highest Military Strength
All around the globe, Nigeria soldiers are known to be exceptionally on foot. She boasts of one of the top 3 military forces in the black race.
First Country to Launch an Indigenous Automobile manufacturing Brand
Nigeria is famous and celebrated internationally as the first country in Africa to launch an indigenous automobile manufacturing brand named ‘Innoson Motors’ in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Fatherly Role to Other African Nations
Nigeria is praised globally and reputed for continuous support dubbed ‘fatherly role’ to other African nations through the provision of peacekeeping assistance and economic support when and where necessary.
Most Cosmopolitan and Travelled People in the World
Nigerians are recognised as the most traveled, happy, social and exposed people in the world. Arguably, the Igbo and Yoruba races are almost in every country in the world and remains a great leader of the black continent both politically, economically, socially and otherwise.