Three things Nigeria must do to end extreme poverty

A boy rests in front of shops in the old market of Kano April 24, 2007. Many working children in towns are engaged in different activities like street traders or apprentices to artisans and most start working between the ages of five and nine and continued into adulthood.

It's no coincidence that Nigeria has the highest number of both children out of education and of people living in poverty Image: REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
Commissioner (sub-national Minister), Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria
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