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Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa. Its capital city is Abuja in Central Nigeria and its main centre of commerce is Lagos in the south-west. The country has a population of approximately­­ 180 million. Numerous languages are spoken in Nigeria but the three dominant languages are Hausa (spoken predominantly in the North), Yoruba (spoken predominantly in the South) and Igbo (spoken predominantly in the South-East). English is the official language of Nigeria and is the language of commerce, politics and education.

 

Ogbomosho

Ogbomosho, where Helping Hands for Education operates, is a city in Oyo State in south-western Nigeria. It has a population of approximately 700,000, the majority of whom are of Yoruba ethnicity. Its economy mainly depends on agriculture, with yams, cassava, maize and tobacco listed among its notable agricultural produce.