Implications Of Mr. Donald Trump's Victory On Nigeria, Politically And Economically
"Donald Trump ran against the grain and conventional wisdom by saying offensive things while pushing his "Let's make America Great again" mantra, which resonated with the hidden mindset of white mainstream America.
He indeed cast himself as the only one capable of altering the status quo that wasn't working. Americans then projected all their grouses and anti-establishment feelings into a hidden support for Trump.
Trump's election has vast implications for the US, the World and for Africa, Nigeria included. His utterances and "America First" proclamation points to greater insularity. Any foreign foray must have strategic benefits for America.
Thus he is likely to deal with Nigeria in the African context. If his foreign engagement is purely strategic, it would mean seeking partners like Nigeria to outsource regional challenges.
Depending on his immigration policies, it will favour Nigerians that need to be regularized. On Nigeria's socio-economic challenges, we should expect little or no assistance. Yet, I predict he will visit Nigeria, within his first four years, something Obama did not do in eight years."