Promoting national integration in Nigeria


Published 24.05.23

Does exposure to other ethnic regions promote national integration?

Read "Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration? Evidence from Nigeria" by Oyebola Okunogbe here.

National integration is an important policy goal for many nation states, and one approach to promoting integration is to require citizens to live in a different region of the country for a fixed amount of time. In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Oyebola Okunogbe joins us to discuss new research on the effects of a Nigerian government programme, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), which has sent cohorts of university graduates to different regions of the country for a mandatory year of national service.