Host Nation Work Ethics and Diaspora Contributions to Economic Development in Nigeria

Eric Omazu

Eric Omazu

Keywords: Diaspora, Work Ethics, Remittances, Transnationalism



In this article, I will undertake a critical analysis of the nature of work ethics that drive economic development in Nigeria. I will argue that the current work ethics is insufficient to drive economic development in Nigeria. This insufficiency is a factor in Nigeria’s underdevelopment. Thus, I will show that the insufficiency of work ethics in Nigeria also affects the nature of diaspora remittance and investment in Nigeria. Consequently, I suggest that the diaspora experience of work ethics in developed nations can bridge the gap of economic development in Nigeria. I highlight the fact that a strong work ethics will mobilize the diaspora for positive investment in Nigeria and will also contribute to economic development in Nigeria.

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