The Implication of Nigeria-China Relations on the Actualization of Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria


  • Ademola Oluwabiyi Covenant University
  • Moses Duruji


Nigeria, China, food security, bilateral


The origin of recognized and actual bilateral relations between Nigeria and China could be traced back to 1971 (Oke, Oshinfowokan & Okonoda, 2019). Since this period, the bilateral relationship surrounding Nigeria and China have been among the largest in Africa with both parties providing a humongous market structure for each other. However, the nature of bilateral relationship between these countries have been largely unequal, with China enjoying the largest share of profits, therefore, limiting Nigeria’s quest for the actualization of sustainable food security. This paper seeks investigate and establish the relationship, if any, between Nigeria-China bilateralism and sustainable food security in Nigeria. In other to achieve this, the research adopted qualitative and descriptive methods. Also, data was sourced from secondary outlets. This paper however found that there exists an unequal bilateral relationship between Nigeria and China, though this relationship is relatively balanced compared to the relationship with the west. Ultimately, the paper recommends that Nigeria should improve her competitiveness through the diversification of her oil-dependent economy.


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