Keywords: Nigerian foreign policy, African diaspora, Nigerian diaspora, diaspora and foreign policyIntroductionIt has been historically substantiated that the diaspora of any ethnicity is a critical element in its development drive.
The old, historic or primary African diaspora is the diaspora that was occasioned by historical forces such a slave trade; whereas the new, secondary or contemporary African diaspora is the diaspora that have migrated willing to settle outside the continental homeland.
And yet to others the African diaspora is categorized based on professional and occupational activity such as trading diaspora, slave diaspora, conquest diaspora, refugee diaspora, pastoral diaspora.
Nigeria’s foreign policy as it pertains to the African diaspora must transcend this provincialism; her diaspora policy must be conceptually cosmopolitan and geographically dynamic.
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