Foreign policy is the strategy used by a country in relating with other countries of the world.
The formulation and execution of Nigeria’s foreign policy since independence in 1960 have been carried out many times. Some are highlighted;
- Balewa era 1960 – 1966
- Irosni era January15, 1966 – July 29, 1966
- Gowon era 1966 – 1975
- Muritala / Obasanjo era 1975 – 1979
- Shagari era 1979– 1983
- Buharu / Idiagbon era 1983 – 1985
- Babangida era August 27, 1985 – August 27, 1993
The successive administrations achievements in foreign policy are
i) Fighting and winning the Civil War and having a United Nigeria.
ii) Its commitment to the formation of ECOWAS.
iii) Its direct financing of the OAU and its liberation committee
Ways in which Nigeria maintain friendly relations with other nations.
i) Establishing bilateral economic political relationship.
ii) Active participation in economic union of ECOWAS.
iii) Grant and aids.
iv) Initiation of peaceful settlement of crises.
v) Participation in peace keeping operation in Africa.