The target year, 2020, is here and it is worth asking how much of Vision 2020 has been actualized. How have Nigeria’s development indicators compared with those of advanced countries, the first 20 of which Nigeria had aspired to join by 2020?
Gender-sensitive social protection programmes are vital to Africa’s mission of eradicating poverty, evolving into an inclusive and equitable society, and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Although Nigeria closed its border by exploiting loopholes in the ECOWAS rulebook (by claiming exemptions to justify its actions), the unilateralist, parochial border closure will negate the possibility of cooperation or forging stronger economic ties in the future.
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