Nigeria is a very interesting country. Often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, owing to its large population and economy with over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures. As of 2015, Nigeria became the world’s 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy in 2014. No matter how your opinion about Nigeria, there are some things you would hear about Nigeria, that would blow your mind. INFORMATION NIGERIA in this piece brings you 7 of them…
Nigeria is Africa’s largest private jets buyer and 2nd worldwide: As the the recent trend of rising private jet business continue, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) estimates that there are already up to 600 business jets in Africa. According to them, although China leads the way globally, Nigeria is the second-fastest-growing market in the world and is home to more private jets than even South Africa.
Nigerian film industry is the 3rd largest in the world: Nollywood has been ranked the 3rd biggest industry for films in the world after India’s Bollywood and America’s Hollywood.
The 2nd Longest bridge in Africa: The third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was the longest bridge in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October Bridge located in Cairo was completed.
We are not poor: A lot of Nigerians have the strong belief that Nigeria is a poor country owing to the low standard of living experienced by the bulk of her people, however, according to the world bank Nigeria is a middle low income economy.
Africa’s richest man is a Nigerian: Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, owner of the Dangote Group is a Nigerian businessman born in Kano, Nigeria
5 of the 10 richest pastors in the world live in Nigeria: According to Forbes rating, David Oyedepo, Chris Oyakhilome, E. A. Adeboye, Matthew Ashimolowo, and TB Joshua are one of the world’s richest preachers with a net worth value of between 10 and 150 million dollars.
One of the most corrupt countries in the world: Every Nigeria knows this and with the recent findings on Dasukigate we very well deserve our position in the world as 136th on the list of world’s least corrupt countries in the year 2015 according to Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index released on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Don’t you just love this country????