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Uma A. Segal, Doreen Elliott, and Nazneen S. Mayadas

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.001.0001

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Experiences of Immigrants in Nigeria

(p.393) 26 Nigeria
Immigration Worldwide

Adejumoke A. Afolayan

Oxford University Press

Experiences of voluntary and involuntary immigrants in Nigeria are examined via the psychosocial and the push—pull perspectives, respectively. The results indicate an increasing though fluctuating number of immigrants into Nigeria, from diverse source countries. The experiences of the two groups of immigrants differ, depending on the conditions of their entry, the level of social, economic, and political development of the host country and of integration of the immigrants with the host community. For some, Nigeria offered a salutary environment, of making a rewarding livelihood, while for some others, living in Nigeria had been risky, and less successful. Cases of default resulted in massive expulsions, while many of the immigrants were made the scapegoat of the ills of society.

Keywords:   voluntary immigrants, involuntary immigrants, psychosocial perspective, push—pull perspective, level of integration

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