The purpose of my research is to examine the roles and contributions of nigeria in the development of regional organization with ECOWAS as the case study
Primary and secondary sources of data were used in the collection and collation of data Which was generated from relevant empirical literature, government documents, gazettes and series of unstructured and informal interviews with few Nigerian diplomats who were present or have participated in ECOWAS regional development and decision making phases And this enabled the total capturing of the study Nigeria has played a major role in achieving ECOWAS objectives and it’s original objectives is based on regional organization. The primary objective for the creation of ECOWAS as regional organization was the attainment of regional economic development, although, the challenges of regional security threats have been a constant concern of ECOWAS countries. In fact Nigeria as a country had been a major source of assistance in achieving the sole objective of the formation of this organization which has one way or the other provided the necessary assistance the member states and Africa in general In terms of regional security nigeria has contributed immensely to the regional security and development through provision of soldiers for ECOMOG. Nigeria has the strongest military in terms of her support for ECOMOG and judging by the disputes and wars between and within countries in which Nigeria has intervened.
Nigeria has played a major role in the stabilisation of regional organization formation and security with the region of West Africa and Africa as a whole.
This study also explored the inter agency frame work for conflict analysis (IAFCA) a frame work developed by the UN working group UNDG-ECHA and it focuses on three important elements peacekeeping: conflict analysis, response and strategic and program planning. This framework is useful for this study analysing Nigeria’s keeping roles in West Africa with reference to ECOMOG. Nigeria has contributed enormously to the regional and sub regional resolution of conflicts which has cost the country billions of dollars and also man power (soldiers)