Official Country Name:Federal Republic of Nigeria
Region:West and Central Africa
Religious Demographics:Christian ±51%, Evangelical ±30%, Muslim ±43%, Ethnic religions ±5%
Number of Evangelicals
Leading West Africa with the 4th Largest Evangelical Church
In the 15th century, Christianity came to Nigeria through Augustinian monks from Portugal.
Though there are deep roots in Catholicism, Protestant Christians make up approximately 30% of the population today. Founded in 1954, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in Nigeria, reaching about five million people. As the nation has a massive Islamic population, Nigerian evangelicals experience many societal pressures and hostilities, despite constitutional religious freedom.
Nigeria ranks low at number 144 on the Legatum Prosperity Index, when compared to the other countries on the Mobilization Index.
With a massive wage gap in the country, nearly 60% of the population is poverty stricken and experiencing horrible living conditions.Source: Nigeria economic inequality This extreme poverty stems from and is catalyzed by a lacking education system, as well as social hostilities facing Christians in Nigeria.