Nigerian’s Integration in the Globalizing World: Challenges to National Development

Ukwuije, Chima B.


Factually, globalization is a contemporary trend which appears to have been accepted internationally. Its implicit challenges are what the developing nations like Nigeria have not come to appreciate in detail. As such, for Nigeria, the rationale behind her unconscious and swift integration in the globalizing world still call for questioning and or further explanation. Countries of the world differ in so many ways such as economic prosperity, political stability, security network, citizens welfare, international political participation, military might and armament, etc. With all these in view, globalization may not be advantageous to the developing countries as perceived. So, if we cursorily dive into it without considering our economic and political position in the international arena by upholding the notion that the superpowers and major powers are now outdated because of the complex global economic, and socio-cultural interdependencies, we are simply perpetuating our ‘import-based’ economy; because, even the emergent States like China, and Japan are not comparable to Nigeria. This paper therefore argues that Nigeria should first, solidify and consolidate our national structure by making a frantic effort to stabilize our economy, deepen our democratic processes, solidify our military strength, fight poverty and hunger through employment generation, expand and improve our industrial sector and stabilize the nascent improvement in the health sector so that, we can have a stronger back-borne which will systematically balance our scale in the globalizing world.

Keywords: contemporary, development, globalization, integration

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