Authors : Kunle Ajayi
Abstract: A nationís ability to interact with other nations is a reflection of its acceptance internationally and evaluation of its level of civility in terms of behavioral conformity with international legal principles. President Olusegun Obasanjo, has since the inauguration of his administration in May, 1999 been trying hard to resuscitate the nationís battered image abroad. The presidentís shuttle diplomacy across the globe is yet to achieve a convincing impact on the civilized international community in terms of image-building and respect for the nation and Nigerians abroad. Nigerians are treated with indignity, contempt, impunity and suspect beyond the nationís shores. The problematic challenge of the nationís foreign policy is how to overcome its image crisis and deficiency in integrity and discipline and thereby securing the desired respect for its citizens internationally.
Kunle Ajayi , 2006. Nigeriaís Foreign Policy and Image Crisis. The Social Sciences, 1: 110-117.