INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVEYusuf Mamman and Yusuf Garba
The paper ?Intercultural Communication and National Development: A perspective? explains the imperatives of intercultural competence towards National Development. The interplay between interdependency of states and the increasing cultural diversity among global society increases the need for intercultural competence the world over. Intercultural Competence has ever been critical, need and perhaps a determining factor of nations? economic opportunities and risks within and outside their boundaries. No nation or society is an island to itself. People from different cultural background often come together in interactions and relationships. Communication across states and between different cultures is no longer a choice but a basic need for the enhancement of social understanding and attainment of national development. Thus, lack of intercultural communication competence leads to unsuccessful business, ineffective health care delivery, loose security and unproductive educational systems and policies.
Keywords: Communication, Culture, Intercultural Competence, National Development