International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

The Reform And Democratization of the Security Council of the United Nations: The Viability of Nigeria’s Quest for a Permanent Seat in the Council
ADEBISI L. RAIMI

Abstract
This article appraises the viability of Nigeria’s quest for a permanent seat in the Security Council of the United Nations. The article examines the evolution of the United Nations as well as the issue of the United Nations reform particularly the proposed enlargement of the membership of the Security Council. It analyses the Nigeria’s quest for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, the Nigeria’s eligibility, the strategies to be employed by Nigeria and the challenges ahead of the country. The article is concluded with an admonition that Nigeria should intensify her efforts towards securing relevant supports from the African continent and the General Assembly despite the fact that the so-called reform has continued to remain illusory.

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