Nigeria and Her Diaspora
This book seeks to unearth Nigeria’s need, to value and develop the greatest resource it has, which is the NIGERIAN CITIZEN both home and abroad. While the Nigerian Diaspora serves as a case study in this book, the entire citizenry suffers the same systemic paucity in human capacity building by the government. A developed Nigeria can only be made of developed Nigerians.
Nigeria’s development will never accelerate till it recognizes the fact that development/empowerment of her citizens is the bane of her economy. Every single Nigerian can contribute to Nigeria’s GDP. His or her contribution depends on the level to which Nigeria has built that human capacity to be productive.
In this book, I have considered the dynamics of the Nigerian diaspora. I looked at critical issues concerning the Nigerian diaspora, tasks the Nigerian diaspora should deal with, and opportunities the Nigerian government should tap into. I searched in detail, why Nigerians are some of the most successful people outside their land of birth, but often do not attain such success within the boundaries of their own country. In this book, we will consider the veracity of the truism of the Nigerian spirit, the Nigerian fortitude and the resilient spirit of Nigerians, now called “The Naija spirit”.
About the author.
Dr. John Chimeziem George is the current Group CEO of Rotex Group of Companies. In recent times, he has been actively involved with Public Service activities such as being the Co-Convener of the Global Nigerian Diaspora Forum (2010-2011), Chairman of the Executive Board of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe (NIDOE), Vice President of the International Centre for legal Support for Foreigners in Ukraine, Trustee at the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership Development (Nigeria). He was recently given an African Achievers Award in Europe (2013).
DR JOHN C. GEORGE
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