Developmental Imperative and Nigeria's Quest for Security Council Permanent Seat A case for Security Council Reform

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Michael Ifeanyichukwu Abada
Albert Okorle


This work is centered on the Security Council reform and Nigeria quest for permanent seal. We evaluated the necessity for the reform and the circumstances that prompted Nigeria', quest for the permanent seat. The imperative of the work Is rooted on the agitation and clamour by majority of the under-represented countries for seals In the Council QIId the developmental crises facing them, Nigeria In particular. We adopted political economy as enunciated by Karl Marx al our theoretical perspective, given that it fact that it explains the Interplay between politic and economy In social existence both In domestic and at the global level. We relied Bllentlally on, secondary data while observation was our, method of data generation. Given the nature of our work, we applied In the analyst' of data generated qualitative iJacrlptlve method. In all, the paper argues. that Nigeria developmental Imperative informed her bid for Security Council reform and permanentlS4t ambition. At the end of our Investigation, we discovered that the developmental crises facing Nigeria is partially attributed to her non-permanent status In the Council, unlike, the permanent five and their allies who have advanced their economics through their positions In Unit, d Nations affairs, We recommended Ihal the Council be restructured to accommodate new entrants, Nigeria included. And that lunch opportunity if given should be effectively maximized by recipient countries.

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Abada, M. I., & Okorle, A. (2021). Developmental Imperative and Nigeria’s Quest for Security Council Permanent Seat: A case for Security Council Reform. University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, 5(1). Retrieved from

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