Developmental Diplomacy in a Globalised World: The Imperatives of Soft Power in Nigeria’s External Relations under the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan

LAWAL, Lateef, Daiyabu, M. Hassan


The intricate link between the domestic context and Nigerian foreign policy making was central to the analyses made in this work. From the soft power perspective it was observed that the Transformation Agenda, of the present administration, could dramatically bolster Nigeria’s status in this era of Globalisation. Using a descriptive analysis and an eclectic framework, the study revealed that, if the growing rate of foreign investment is sustained, the foreign policy strategy of the government will effectively transform the country for good. In the end, it was recommended that the problems of insecurity and poor infrastructural facilities should be decisively tackled, to enhance the foreign policy capability of the country.

Keywords: Globalisation, Development-Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Soft-Power, and Transformation Agenda.

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