E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022

An Analysis of Ecowas in Conflict Resolution: The Nigeria Factor, 1975-1998

Author(s): Abiodun Abdullahi Olaleye


This research investigates the role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in conflict resolution with a focus on the Nigeria factor. It addresses Nigeria's essential role in the formation of ECOWAS and its efforts in conflict settlement. The study also addresses several challenges faced by ECOWAS. The data for this research work were gathered from both primary and secondary sources. The major sources are oral interviews, with secondary sources including books, newspapers, articles, journals, theses, and dissertations. It was also discovered that ECOWAS assisted member nations in resolving disputes to promote unity, peace, and security. According to the study, Nigeria takes the lead in settling disagreements or conflicts among ECOWAS member countries. The paper also discovered that Nigeria's reputation had improved significantly when General Yakubu Gowon introduced the idea that led to the formation of ECOWAS in 1975.

Keywords: Conflicts, Charter, Treaty, Resolution, Challenges

Pages: 393-398

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