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Challenges to IntraRegional Migration and Economic Integration in West Africa : A Focus on Ghana and Nigeria

@inproceedings{Adaawen2017ChallengesTI,
  title={Challenges to IntraRegional Migration and Economic Integration in West Africa : A Focus on Ghana and Nigeria},
  author={Stephen A. Adaawen},
  year={2017}
}
The quest for regional economic cooperation and integration in Africa has consistently been topical in the political agendas of national governments, following the wave of independence from colonial rule across the continent in the early 1960s (Adedeji, 1970). The quest for African integration as a basis for unlocking pathways to sustainable development had already been echoed with the emergence of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Organisation for Africa Unity… 

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