Nigeria and the socio-economic globalization of the 20th century: A historical re-consideration
Author(s)Kingsley N. Okoro
20th century re-consideration
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Economic growth, development, planning
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AbstractGlobalization: a multifaceted contemporary economic and socio-political phenomenon has elicited diverse interpretation and reactions, some of which are positive, while some are negative, depending on the context and situation of the perceiver. However, experiences show that the Nigeria masses, have suffered great-untold hardship, consequent upon the forceful incorporation of the country into this web of the socio economic dictation of the colonialists and their allies in the country. The negative effects of globalization have taken toll of all the realms of our national life, ranging from economic, political, social, ethical and religious. We have been eroded away by the great flood of globalization that we have become rootless, in our own soil, without personality or identity. We have become mere appendage to the world history. In the midst of this confusion, the question becomes what do we do to escape from the onslaught of the west, who wants to enslave us perpetually? However, before we chart a reasonable course, we must assess the extent of the damage. This paper is therefore dedicated to carry out the required survey.