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Nigeria

People Reading on Mobile Phones in Nigeria: 68,615

People Reading on E-Readers in Nigeria: 9,436

Book Languages Available: Adamawa, English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba (source: Ethnologue)

Nigeria Population: 174.5 Million

Nigeria GDP: $522 Billion

Languages Spoken: Abanyom, Abon, Abua, Abureni, Acipa, Adamawa, Adara, AdugeShow More, Afade, Agatu, Agoi, Agwagwune, Àhàn, Ahwai, Ajawa, Ajiya, Ake, Akpa, Akpes, Akuku, Akum, Alago, Alege, Alumu-Tesu, Ambo, Amo, Anaang, Áncá, Arabic, Arigidi, Ashe, Asu, Atsam, Awak, Ayere, Ayu, Baan, Baangi, Baatonum, Bacama, Bade, Bakpinka, Bali, Bangwinji, Bankal, Barikanchi, Basa, Basa-Gurmana, Bassa-Kontagora, Bata, Batu, Bauchi, Beele, Bekwarra, Bena, Berom, Bete, Bete-Bendi, Bille, Bina, Biseni, Bitare, Bo-Rukul, Boga, Boghom, Boko, Bokobaru, Bokyi, Bole, Bu, Bukwen, Bumaji, Bura-Pabir, Burak, Bure, Buru, Busa, Cakfem-Mushere, Cara, Cen, Centúúm, Cibak, Cicipu, Cineni, Cishingini, Ciwogai, C’lela, ComoKarim, Cori, Daba, Dadiya, Damakawa, Dass, Daza, Defaka, Degema, Dendi, Deno, Dera, Dghwede, Dibo, Dikaka, Diri, Dirim, Doka, Doko-Uyanga, Dong, Duguri, Duhwa, Dulbu, Dungu, Duwai, Duya, Dza, Dzodinka, Ebira, Ebughu, Edo, Efai, Efik, Efutop, Eggon, Ehueun, Ejagham, Ekajuk, Eki, Ekit, Ekpeye, Eleme, Eloyi, Emai-Iuleha-Ora, Engenni, English, Enwan, Enwan, Epie, Eruwa, Esan, Esimbi, Etebi, Etkywan, Etulo, Evant, Ezaa, Fali, FaliofBaissa, Fam, Firan, Fulfulde, Fum, Fungwa, Fyam, Fyer, Gaa, Ga’anda, Gade, Galambu, Gamo-Ningi, Ganang, Gbagyi, Gbari, Gbaya, Gbiri-Niragu, Geji, Gengle, Gera, Geruma, Ghotuo, Gibanawa, Giiwo, Glavda, Goemai, Gokana, Gude, Gudu, Guduf-Gava, Gun, Gupa-Abawa, Gurmana, Guruntum-Mbaaru, Gvoko, Gwa, Gwak, Gwamhi-Wuri, Gwandara, Gyem, Hasha, Hausa, Hide, Holma, Hõne, Horom, Huba, Hun-Saare, Hungworo, Hwana, Hya, Hyam, Ibani, Ibibio, Ibino, Ibuoro, Iceve-Maci, Idere, Idesa, Idoma, Igala, Igbo, Igede, Iguta, Igwe, Ihievbe, Ija-Zuba, Ijo, Ika, Iko, Ikpeshi, Iku-Gora-Ankwa, Ikulu, Ikwere, Ikwo, Ilue, Irigwe, Isekiri, Isoko, Iten, Ito, Itu Mbon Uzo, Ivbie North, Okpela, Arhe, Iyayu, Iyive, Izere, Izii, Izon, Izora, Janji, Jara, Jere, Jiba, Jibu, Jilbe, Jimi, Jiru, Jju, Jorto, Ju, JukunTakum, Kaan, Kagoma, Kaivi, Kakanda, Kakihum, Kalabari, Kam, Kamantan, Kami, Kamo, Kamuku, Kamwe, Kaningkom-Nindem, Kanufi, Kanuri, Kapya, Karekare, Kariya, Khana, Kholok, Kinuku, Kiong, Kir-Balar, Kirike, Kirya-Konzel, Koenoem, Kofa, Kofyar, Kohumono, Koma, Kono, KoroWachi, Korop, Kpan, Kpasham, Kpati, Kubi, Kuce, Kudu-Camo, Kugama, Kugbo, Kukele, Kulere, Kulung, Kumba, Kupa, Kurama, Kushi, Kutep, Kutto, Kuturmi, Kwa, Kwaami, Kwak, Kyak, Kyanga, Labir, Laka, Lala-Roba, Lamang, Lame, Lamja, Dengsa, Tola, Lamnso’, Laru, Leelau, Legbo, Lemoro, Lenyima, Lere, Leyigha, Lijili, Limbum, Lokaa, Longuda, Loo, Lopa, Lubila, Lufu, Luri, Maaka, Mada, Mafa, Mághdì, Mak, Mala, Mama, Mambila, Mangas, Marghi, Mashi, Mawa, Mbat, Mbe, Mbembe, Mboi, Mbongno, Mbula-Bwazza, Mburku, Mgbolizhia, Mingang Doso, Miship, Miya, Mom Jango, Montol, Moo, Mumuye, Mundat, Mvanip, Mwaghavul, Nde, Nsele, Nta, Ndoe, Ndoola, Ndunda, Ngamo, Ngas, Nggwahyi, Ngizim, Ngwaba, Ningye, Ninzo, Njerep, Nkari, Nkem-Nkum, Nkoroo, Nkukoli, Nnam, Nshi, Numana, Nunku, Gbantu, Numbu, Nungu, Nupe, Nyam, Nyankpa, Nyong, Nzanyi, Obanliku, Obolo, Obulom, O’chi’chi’, Odual, Odut, Ogbah, Ogbia, Ogbogolo, Ogbronuagum, Oko, Eni, Osayen, Okobo, Okodia, Okpamheri, Okpe, Okpe, Oloma, Olulumo, Ikom, Oring, Oro, Oruma, Ososo, Otank, Pa’a, Panawa, Pangseng, Pangu, Pe, Peere, Pero, Piti, Piya-Kwonci, Polci, Psikye, Putai, Pyapun, Rang, Reshe, Rogo, Ron, Ruma, SambaDaka, SambaLeko, Sambe, Sanga, Sasaru, Saya, Sha, Shall-Zwall, Shama-Sambuga, Shamang, Shanga, Shau, Sheni, Shiki, Shoo, Minda, Nye, Shuwa-Zamani, Siri, Somyev, Sorko, Sukur, Sur, Surubu, Tal, Tala, Tamasheq, Tambas, Tangale, Tanjijili, Tarok, Tedaga, Tee, Teme, Tera, Tha, Tita, Tiv, Toro, Tsikimba, Tsishingini, Tso, Tsuvadi, Tula, Tumi, Tunzuii, Tyap, Ubaghara, Ubang, Uda, Uhami, Ukaan, Ukpe-Bayobiri, Ukpet-Ehom, Ukue, Ukwa, Ukwuani, Abo, Ndoni, Ulukwumi, Umon, Uneme, Uokha, Urhobo, Usaghade, ut-Ma’in, Putukwam, Uvbie, Uzekwe, Kwanka, Vemgo-Mabas, Viti, Vono, Voro, Vute, Waja, Waka, Wandala, Wannu, Wapan, Wãpha, Warji, Wom, Yace, Yala, Yamba, Yangkam, Yedina, Yekhee, Yendang, Yiwom, Yoruba, Yotti, Yukuben, Zangwal, Zari, Zarma, Zeem, Zhire, Ziriya, Zizilivakan, ZumbunHide (source: Ethnologue)

Adult Literacy Rate in Nigeria: 59.6%


Learn about our e-reader programs in Nigeria:


Agbado E-Learning Center
Agbado E-Learning Center

Location:Ogun State, Nigeria

Sponsoring Organization: Agbado E-Learning Center

Launch Date: September 2014

Approximate number of students and teachers: 30 students monthly

Number of devices: 25 Wi-Fi Kindles

Students’ grade level: Primary and Junior High School

Types of books: Textbooks, Storybooks, and Reference Materials

Deployment model: Community Library

Students take devices home: No

The Story: Reading to Enhance Education and Learning (R.E.E.L) is a co-curricular program for children living in rural communities in Nigeria. R.E.E.L. aims to create an inexpensive hub which children can improve their literacy skills through the use of information technology and books. Agbado E-learning Centre, which opened in August 2014, is the flagship project of the R.E.E.L Initiative. Every month, 30 children (ages 7-15) will improve their learning and reading skills by using e-readers and browsing the internet for knowledge enhancement. Participants ages 6-15 are split into three different groups based on age and reading level. After a one month period, they pay a token fee to become registered members of the Centre and will have the continuous opportunity to access learning resources.

Emmanuel Anglican School
Emmanuel Anglican School

Location: Edo Ikare, Nigeria

Sponsoring Organization: Bisi Ogunjobi Foundation

Launch Date: May 2015

Approximate number of students and teachers: 180 students

Number of devices: 50 Wi-Fi Kindles

Students’ grade level: Primary

Types of books: Storybooks, Textbooks, and Reference Materials

Deployment model: School Library

Students take devices home: No

The Story: Bisi Ogunjobi founded the Bisi Ogunjobi Foundation with the dream of contributing to elevating Nigerians in their search for knowledge. He has developed a firm belief in the saying “Knowledge is Power!’ The Foundation has the capacity to reach over 700 students, many who have benefited from its scholarship scheme. The Foundation seeks to increase its social impact and that led to the partnership with Worldreader in 2015 to establish an e-reader program at the Emmanuel Anglican School in Edo Ikare, Nigeria. Now, students have access to 5,000 books!

UKF Libraries
UKF Libraries

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Sponsoring Organizations: United for Kids Foundation, Esso Exploration/Production Nigeria Ltd (In Production Sharing Contract with NNPC)

Launch Date: June 2015

Approximate number of students and teachers: 160 students and 35 teachers

Number of devices: 200 Kindles

Students’ grade level: Lower Primary and Upper Primary

Types of books: Storybooks, Reference Materials, Learning to Read Materials

Deployment model: School Library

Students take devices home: No

The Story: United for Kids Foundation (UKF) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the USA, Nigeria, and the UK, established exclusively for charitable and educational activities for needy children in Nigeria. On June 11, 2015, UKF, in partnership with Esso Exploration/Production Nigeria Ltd. and its partners, launched a Reading and Mentoring Program powered by Worldreader’s e-readers, benefitting more than 220 students and mentors. This three year program will give children from low income families access to positive role models and literature to help improve their reading abilities. UKF’s highly successful programs include an annual ‘Back to School’ project and 10 free libraries within Lagos, Nigeria, which have provided 7,000 pupils the opportunity to develop their abilities through reading, arts, film-shows, and holiday camps. The schools benefitting directly from UKF’s Worldreader program are Victoria Island Primary, Awoyaya Primary School, Ansarud Deen Primary School, and Federal Housing Estate Primary School.


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