Past event

Research Event

Nigeria’s Priorities for Progress: Imperatives for Stability and Inclusive Growth

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project

Event documents

Transcript
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Participants

Dr Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President of Nigeria 

Overview

Nigeria’s prospects, with its rise to international prominence as Africa’s largest economy, are tempered by the many development and security challenges the country faces. While essential reforms in the power and agriculture sectors are underway, such efforts are balanced against the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, significant concerns around youth unemployment, and an increasingly contentious political environment in the run-up to the February 2015 elections. 

Dr Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, will discuss what steps the presidency is taking to address the country’s most urgent challenges, and how the political environment can be managed to overcome tensions that may impede progress.