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The English Language and Sustainable Development in Nigeria

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Language is the only sustainable weapon that can bind a multilingual nation like Nigeria together. The English language occupies a very significant role in the formation of national values and integration of the Nigerian nation. More than a decade after decolonization of Nigeria, English continues to enjoy its primacy in our educational system as a medium of instruction. Economically, English language is crucial for economic growth. The fragile unity that we still enjoy in Nigeria would have been herculean without the English language. This paper pointedly exposes us to the various ways in which the English language acts as a veritable tool for sustainable development in Nigeria.

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Obiegbu, I. (2015) The English Language and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Open Journal of Political Science, 5, 82-86. doi: 10.4236/ojps.2015.52009.

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