Returnee Entrepreneurship and Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria

Returnee Entrepreneurship and Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria

Juliana Funmilayo Afolabi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria) and Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1991-1.ch005


This exploratory paper focuses on the well-being of diaspora returnees seeking entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria, with an emphasis on health, safety and development. The paper is based, in part, on a review of literature on diaspora migrants' returnees' well-being. However, in the absence of large scale quantitative research, the report presents partial and anecdotal evidence on the well-being of specific groups of migrants in Nigeria that may not readily be generalized to the whole livelihood-seeking, cross-border migrant population in the SSA region. The paper concludes that returnee entrepreneurs should prepare to contribute meaningfully to controlling occupational health and safety in informal sector of Nigerian economy.
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Return Migration And Returnee Entrepreneurship

Migrants could decide to return (temporarily, permanently, or circularly) to their countries of origin for a number of social and economic reasons. For instance, Ojo et al. (2013) listed four investments’ motivation for the UK’s black Africans to return to their countries of origin. These are:

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