ASAP West Africa Chapter was established in Lagos, Nigeria to work towards eradicating poverty in West Africa in line with the vision of ASAP Global, with hopes of having a snowball effect in the entire region. Through the efforts of academics and interested stakeholders, the membership base for ASAP West Africa is expanding rapidly. The establishment of ASAP West Africa Chapter is timely considering how deep poverty has ravaged the region. Poverty and its attendant effects have been tolerated long enough – ASAP West Africa has developed a strong will to champion the expansion of a global network to help scholars, teachers and students contribute and actively participate in alleviating poverty globally.
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ASAP WEST AFRICA TO COMMENCE RESEARCH ON DYNAMICS OF POVERTY AMONG THE YOUTH POPULATION IN NIGERIA
The youths are an integral part of the population of a country. Thus, any country that aims to attain development must pay particular attention to its youth population. However, in most countries of Africa, there is inefficiency of government strategies and policies targeted at improving the lives of the youth. As a result, majority of the youth population suffer from chronic poverty, and for that reason, many of them indulge in criminal activities as means of survival. To be specific, in Nigeria, a major implication of this is the state of insecurity that pervades the entire country…Read More Here
Nelson Mandela‘’Like Slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural, it is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human being
Thomas Pogge‘’The stunning thing about the world as it is, is that we have a tremendously large problem in it: namely, one-third of all human deaths, 80-million every year from poverty-related causes, trivial diseases and so on, and stunningly, nobody is really paying attention to it’’
Amartya Sen‘’We need to ask the moral questions: Do I have a right to be rich? And do I have a right to be content living in a world with so much poverty and inequality? These questions motivate us to view the issue of inequality as central to human living’’