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Medical & Educational Development
and Research Center Lekki, Lagos
Nigeria





In 2018, PLEA acquired Land in prime Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Nigeria. To develop a $30,000,000
Medical and educational research facility through partnerships, with the purpose to
enhance visible sustainable development in the health and educational sector in West Africa
Nigeria.

Statistics on Nigeria EDUCATION, HEALTH and ECONOMY

EDUCATION

According to UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) “The growth in Nigeria’s
population has put pressure on the country’s resources. Children under 15 years of age makeup 40.9%
out of the 195 million population hence, the burden on education has become overwhelming. 10.5
Million children are currently out of school. This is the highest population of out of school
children in the world. 60% GIRLS 40%BOYS the percentage of the girl child is always at the
high side.This is influenced by many factors. 65 Thousand, the approximated number of
government owned institutions in the country Nigeria. 20.1% education accessibility
rate in Nigeria and this is very low.

Increased enrollment rate has created challenges in ensuring quality education. Available resources
are spread more thinly. It is not rare to see cases where there are 100 pupils for one teacher, or

where students learn under trees because of a lack of classrooms. Something needs to be done
about education and it must be done NOW!

MEDICINE AND HEALTH

According to the World Health organization W.H.O

Nigeria has one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa but, like the
other 57 HRH crisis countries, has densities of nurses, midwives and doctors that are still too low
to effectively deliver essential health services (1.95 per 1,000). In recent years migration to
foreign countries has declined and the primary challenge for Nigeria is inadequate production and
inequitable distribution of health workers. The health workforce is concentrated in urban tertiary
health care services delivery in the southern part of the country, particularly in Lagos
(HRH Country Profile: Nigeria, WHO GHWA, 2008).

This inequity has been attributed to:
Lack of public and private sector coordination; favoring indigenous hires; commercial pressures in
the private sector that lead to poor quality work; work environments that contribute to low
motivation, less-than-optimal productivity, high attrition – especially from rural areas and lack of
planning based on staffing projection needs resulting in an overproduction of some categories of
health workers and a lack of others (Federal Republic of Nigeria HRH Strategic Plan 2008-2012).

These challenges are further compounded by the fact that the federal government accepts and regulates
3 systems of health care delivery: orthodox, alternative, and traditional. The absence of a
common HRH and data collection system leads to a lack of coordination in collecting HRH information,
which means various stakeholders get fragmented information.


ECONOMY

Nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding manufacturing,
financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked as the
30th-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and the 23rd-largest in terms of
purchasing power parity. It is the largest economy in Africa.

Nigerian GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) has almost tripled from $170 billion in 2000 to $451
billion in 2012, although estimates of the size of the informal sector (which is not included in
official figures) put the actual numbers closer to $630 billion.

According to a Citigroup report published in February 2011, Nigeria will have the highest average GDP
growth in the world between 2010 and 2050. Nigeria is one of two countries from Africa among 11
Global Growth Generators countries.



Statistic of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Nigeria

Ibeju-Lekki is arguably one of the fastest growing Local Government areas of Lagos state mostly due
to the industrial development going on in the area. The major infrastructural projects include the
Lekki Deep Seaport, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Park set for completion over the next 3
years 2021. Ibeju-Lekki region is already on its way to establishing itself as a major hub of
industrial and commercial activity.

Ibeju-Lekki is bounded in the East by Epe local Government, the west by Eti-Osa Local government, in
the North by Epe local government and finally in the south it joins ends with the Atlantic Ocean.
Ibeju Lekki is located at approximately latitude 4015’north latitude 4017′ north and longitude
13015′ east and 13020′ east. At its widest point, Ibeju-Lekki is about 20 kilometers long and about
20 kilometers at its widest point.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (web), the population of people in Ibeju-Lekki as at
2016 was 162,200 which include 60,729 males and 57,064 females. The population projection assumes
the same rate of growth for all LGAs within a state.

Plea is working on our 1st West Africa Medical and Educational Development/Research Center in
Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos Nigeria. to further enhance the quality of education and health in Nigeria.

Donate now to support this project.


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