Nigeria

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Health in Nigeria

Health care provision in Nigeria is a concurrent responsibility of the three tiers of government in the country.Private providers of health care have a visible role to play in health care delivery.

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Administrative structure of Nigeria

Nigeria is divided into thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory, which are further sub-divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The plethora of states, of which there were only three at independence, reflect the country's tumultuous history and the difficulties of managing such a heterogeneous national entity at all levels of government.

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Climate of Nigeria

As in most of West Africa, Nigeria's climate is characterized by strong latitudinal zones, becoming progressively drier as one moves north from the coast. Rainfall is the key climatic variable, and there is a marked alternation of wet and dry seasons in most areas.