A Critical Appraisal of Afrocentrism as Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Thrust

Kewulezi, James Igbozuruike, Mr. UkohaUkiwo

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This paper titled “A Critical Appraisal of Afrocentrism as Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Thrust”discusses Nigeria’s Afrocentric foreign policy and the role her Foreign policy has played in ensuring regional stability in West Africa. It was established that the West African sub-region has in recent past has been enmeshed in unprecedented conflicts that threatened the peace and stability of the sub-region. Thus, the nature and complexities of these crises calls for a powerful regional actor such as Nigeria to intervene in the management and resolution of these crises to ensure stability in the region. The study found out that Nigeria stand to gain considerably should her Foreign policy be well articulated and grounded in economic consideration as economic benefits of regional integration will flow into Nigeria which is undoubtedly the economic hub of the region. The paper therefore recommends that Nigeria should continue with the Afrocentric Foreign Policy thrust. However, the government should prioritize the wellbeing of the Nigerian people amongst other things

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