DEPENDENCY AND underdevelopment IN AFRICA.
DEPENDENCY AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.
Our main focus is on dependency and underdevelopment in Africa, and we aim to apply the foregoing to the Nigerian situation. As we all know, dependency is a byproduct of underdevelopment, which is rampant in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.
It is undeniable that Nigeria is an autonomous country, but this does not manifest in all aspects of society because the superstructures that comprise society and state are dependent on foreign policy and circumstances.
As we can see in this research work, we can see how the African state began its journey to underdevelopment, which disguised itself as development and missionary activities, leaving it in shambles and dependent on foreign influence,
since we were colonised and gave independence, literally we are independent but practically we are dependent on foreign influence because they form the majority of our policy and decisions, as seen in some of our super structures like polity.
Also more emphasis is also laid on the post colonial and pre colonial African economy as we see how the post-colonial African economy led to the current debt crisis incurred by Africa in general and Nigeria in particular and we also see how Nigeria has been subjected to unealthying conditionalities in its quest for foreign aid
which does not translate the reason for its request after it is been given rather public officers now use these foreign loan for their private use thereby putting Nigeria in a higher debt profile,
and in order to mediate the debt problem an organization was set up called the international monetary fund (IMF) which is an agency of the United nation which claims that its reason for existence is to aid the third world countries in advancing the structural adjustment programs (SAP)
aimed at developing the African country to international standard, but in the real sense, it worsened the African economic problem by cursing Africa rather curning Africa from its economic slanbles.
This study work is structured into five (5) chapters to facilitate appropriate comprehension and clarification of the nature of dependency and underdevelopment in Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.
In chapter one (1), we look at the basics of producing a research paper, as well as the introduction of our major topic of study or to pie, which is about dependency and underdevelopment in Africa. In chapter two (2), we examine how reliance and underdevelopment emerged in Africa, beginning with the….(133 pages