Happy New Year! With more than 177 million, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. It is inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups, including the Hausa and Fulani (29%), Yoruba (21%), Igbo (18%), Ijaw (10%), Kanuri (4%), Ibibio (3.5%), the Tiv (2.5%) and the Edo. English is the official language although Nigeria boasts of more than 500 indigenous languages, including Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo. Nigeria, the world’s 12th largest producer of oil in the world, is the 8th largest exporter of the product for which it has the 10th largest proven reserves. While you will learn about various components of our agenda in this newsletter and other media, we invite you recruit others to be part of the change we seek: A strong and respected Nigerian voice in the tri-county area of South Florida, a thriving, unified and progressive community that is culturally aware, professionally and economically equipped, and politically potent.
NIGERIAN FACT: NIGERIA IS THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA AND THE 8TH MOST POPULOUS IN THE WORLD WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 160 MILLION PEOPLE. THE NEXT AFRICAN COUNTRY TO COME CLOSE IS ETHIOPIA WITH A POPULATION OF 84 MILLION.