Next Generation Nigeria explores the attitudes, aspirations and needs of young people across the country. It looks at the values most important to young Nigerians and what it means to have a voice in Nigeria today. The report also discusses visions for the future as the country celebrates 60 years of independence and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the findings and consultation with the youth task force, the report concludes with a number of recommendations. The recommendations are designed to amplify the voices of young Nigerians to better influence decisions and policies affecting their lives.


Tom Curran, Gerry Power, Lorry Symington, Onya Amadi, Sherrelle Park, Uzma Razaq

About Next Generation

Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.