Africa And Her Diasporas Building Global Partnerships For Development A Case Study Of NigeriaJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2013-09-25
Authors : Odoziobodo Severus Ifeanyi; PhD;
Page : 179-189
Keywords : Key words Africa; Development. Diaspora; Migration; Nigeria; Partnership; Remittance;
Abstract Today governments of most African states have recognized the importance of the Diaspora to homeland development through its gained experience and know-how valuable networks and access to significant technology and capital. Most African governments are therefore poised to create the enabling environment for harnessing these human resources outside the continent by organizing the Diaspora into an effective community. Using Nigeria as a case study this paper notes that the Federal government of Nigeria as well as many state governments in the country has established the Office of Special Advisers on Diaspora Matters with a view to organizing its citizenry abroad for purposes of homeland development. The Nigerian government has equally included the Diaspora in the nations development agenda. This paper aims at studying the proactive roles which African Diasporas especially Nigerians have played in the socio-economic development of the continent through remittances etc. The paper discusses the different steps taken by the Nigerian government to achieve its objectives.
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