Thus far, however, no comprehensive policy action or community-level practice have evolved. Civil society action has been scant, while Nigerian government, at both federal and state levels, has failed to assign sufficient priority and funding to the realization of policy on older persons. Core development agendas continue to focus on younger age-groups, in particular reproductive age women and children. Implicitly, older persons are viewed at best as irrelevant to, at worst as hampering national progress. The lack of political awareness regarding the import of addressing challenges of ageing underscores the profound gap in effective advocacy on the issue.