Benefits Of Nigerian Migrant Associations: The Role Of Nigerian Migrants In Nigerian Migrants’integration And Adjustment Prospects In Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT

Migrant associations in different part of the world have been acknowledged by scholars due to

the current expansion of such associations and their roles in the integration and adjustment

processes for their members in host communities within destination countries. Though these

associations have become globalized, existing literatures mostly focus on those in the

developed countries like the USA especially migrants from Central and Latin America.

Generally, in Ghana and Africa, literature on migrants associations are scanty as a result of

absence of proper structures to monitor the affairs of these associations as well as the

bureaucratic challenges when registering a group or an association. The study sought to tease

out the benefits derived from migrants associations namely Nigerian Committee of Brothers,

Nigerian Women and Edo State associations in Accra, Ghana and how members of these

associations rely on them to ensure adjustment, integration and development. The study relied

on secondary data retrieved from different sources as well in-depth interviews from five (5)

key informants selected purposively from the associations. The study revealed that social

network binds Nigerian migrants in complex social and interpersonal relationship away from

their usual kinship-oriented networks (eg family system) using the associations as a substitute.

The inability of Ghanaian state institutions to handle migrant needs effectively, the

associations play expert roles to ensure their adjustment and integration into Ghana. Although

the associations don’t serve as a direct mode of economic development, their social activism

makes them useful social development agents in Ghana.

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APA

ADZAH, Y (2021). Benefits Of Nigerian Migrant Associations: The Role Of Nigerian Migrants In Nigerian Migrants’integration And Adjustment Prospects In Accra, Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/benefits-of-nigerian-migrant-associations-the-role-of-nigerian-migrants-in-nigerian-migrants-integration-and-adjustment-prospects-in-accra-ghana

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ADZAH, YAO "Benefits Of Nigerian Migrant Associations: The Role Of Nigerian Migrants In Nigerian Migrants’integration And Adjustment Prospects In Accra, Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/benefits-of-nigerian-migrant-associations-the-role-of-nigerian-migrants-in-nigerian-migrants-integration-and-adjustment-prospects-in-accra-ghana. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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ADZAH, YAO . "Benefits Of Nigerian Migrant Associations: The Role Of Nigerian Migrants In Nigerian Migrants’integration And Adjustment Prospects In Accra, Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/benefits-of-nigerian-migrant-associations-the-role-of-nigerian-migrants-in-nigerian-migrants-integration-and-adjustment-prospects-in-accra-ghana >.

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ADZAH, YAO . "Benefits Of Nigerian Migrant Associations: The Role Of Nigerian Migrants In Nigerian Migrants’integration And Adjustment Prospects In Accra, Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/benefits-of-nigerian-migrant-associations-the-role-of-nigerian-migrants-in-nigerian-migrants-integration-and-adjustment-prospects-in-accra-ghana