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IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON NIGERIA FOREIGN POLICY
This research work investigates the impact of globalization on Nigeria foreign policy. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprises the civil servants’ workers and private workers in Shomolu Local Government area. The simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 respondents from the population used for the study. The main instrument used for data collection was questionnaire that was validated by experts and the reliability was also established. Four research questions were raised and answered; The study revealed that, there is globalization impact in Nigeria’s foreign policy, which brought about both good and bad consequences into Nigeria. The issue of terrorism had brought down the image of Nigeria in the international arena. Also, internal political dynamics also contributed to the manner in which Nigeria behaved in the foreign arena. As a federation of contending political persuasion, consensual position on foreign policy was the rule rather than the exception. Nigeria being that most populous Black Country in the world compelled her to shoulder, wittingly or unwittingly, the leadership of the black world. This led to Nigeria’s feeling that she had a responsibility far beyond her borders same might say beyond her means. Even though Nigeria moved in a measured pace, there was no doubt that the political leadership of the First Republic realized that the country had a legitimate claim to leadership and also that black people in Africa and the Diaspora looked up to Nigeria, (NIIA, 3-5).