Policy adviser and Yale World Fellow, Dapo Oyewole recalls how as a child he overheard adults describing Nigeria as “third world”. He finds this difficult to accept, and refutes the idea that advanced infrastructure alone is the yardstick for measuring societal development. He emphasizes that development of a society is incomplete if it does not offer dignity to its citizens.
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