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WOMEN DOING BUSINESS Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of female employment amongst countries with a similar gross national income – It is time for change. Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of West Africa. Though rich in natural resources – petroleum accounts for 85% of government revenues – it also boasts fast-growing telecoms and financial services industries. But not everyone is benefiting; women least of all. Around 6 million young Nigerian men and women enter the job market annually, but only 10% secure a role in the formal economy, and just one third of these are women. We speak to three businesswomen from across Nigeria to find out what needs to change.


Closing the Gender Gap  
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