Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0761


Nigerian-United Nations (UN) Relations during Nigeria?s Fourth Republic: Challenges and Prospects, 1999-2007

Agaba Halidu* and Felix Ayeni

This paper examined the diplomatic relations of Nigeria and the United Nations (UN) with respect to Nigeria’s Fourth Republic between 1999 and the year 2007; and identified the challenges and prospects that were recorded during the period under review (1999-2007). More importantly, it examined the diplomatic engineering adopted by the then Nigerian Government to turn around the country’s battered image abroad. The National Interest theory was adopted for this study. The methodology used for the study is secondary sources of data collection. The findings of the study showed that during the period under review, Nigeria’s human right record improved drastically. Secondly, the country stood outstanding in her financial contribution to the UN treasury which benefited the world organization immensely. The paper concluded that one of the major challenges that confronted the Nigerian state during the period under review was debt burden. Therefore, the paper recommended that Nigeria should watch the level of borrowing especially from the United Nations financial agencies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) as well as from Asian countries like China; and the loans obtained from these creditors should be tied to the provision of socio-economic amenities like education, water, sanitary and health facilities amongst others. Besides, the paper recommended that the improved Nigerian human right record as well as her financial contribution to the UN treasury should be sustained.

Published Date: 2022-09-21; Received Date: 2022-08-18