NASA BLAMES GLOBALISATION FOR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
The Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association has blamed globalisation for the economic doldrums being experienced by the developing countries in the world.
NASA President, Prof. Olabisi Aina stated this on Wednesday in her presidential address delivered at the ongoing annual national conference of the association at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The theme of the conference was titled 'Sociology (and Anthropology) and the emerging challenge of development and social order in Nigeria.'
Aina further claimed that the process of globalisation had made it impossible for the developing nations, including Nigeria to compete favourably within the international market as she claimed that the countries lacked the basic infrastructure and the technical capability to do so in a globalised economic arena dominated by the few Western developed countries.
She lamented that globalisation had resulted in crude exploitation of labour, especially in the developing economies rather than creating expanded market opportunities, decentralisation and mass production for such nations.
According to Aina, it's unfortunate that the continuous expansion of the service sector brought about by globalisation had not been matched with the production of goods which had rather been on the decline in the developing countries.
She added that although new technologies, especially Information Communication now played major role in the processes of globalisation, it had equally resulted in the occurrence of 'attendant social problems as this led to de-skilling, and loss of jobs for many.'