Essay On Nigerian Diaspora

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The Nigerian diaspora could be referred to as those Nigerians living outside the nation and are already contributing economically to Nigeria. As a nation, Nigeria stands out in Africa as a variety of multi- ethnic cultures. With a population of over 140 million ‘It ‘contains more than 250 ethno-linguistic groups and about seventy “nationalities”: Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba account for about 60 percent of the total population’ (Rotberg, 2007, p. 19). Socio- economic, political constrains such as unemployment, violence, chronic poverty are major causes of population movements from developing to the developed countries. Throughout the last decade, Nigeria experienced negative economic growth that effected its government, seeing that it could no longer provide jobs for its people. “Nigerians are currently resident abroad and that more or less, this cadre of Nigerians constitutes the Nigerian diaspora” (Akinrinade & Ogen, 2011, p. 74). As per (Migration policy institute, 2005) there were 200,000 Nigerian residents in Europe, the biggest numbers lived in the UK, followed by Italy, Germany and Ireland. Nigeria has become more and more involved in international migration worldwide meaning that the huge size of Nigerian diaspora has…show more content…
Therefore, this literature review explained the concept of diaspora in tourism as previously discussed, visits made by diaspora tourist tends take several forms in which it plays a significant role. It then highlighted the importance of diaspora within tourism and its contributions in destinations such as Africa. It is evident that the longing for Nigerians to return back is caused by many reasons some which have been mentioned in this study. There is no doubt that majority of economic contributions comes migrants abroad through Diaspora

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