GOVERNANCE AND THE CHALLENGES OF LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

Ake, Modupe and Olowojolu, Olakunle (2016) GOVERNANCE AND THE CHALLENGES OF LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA. GOVERNANCE AND THE CHALLENGES OF LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA, VII (7.1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0976 – 1195

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Abstract

This paper examines leadership as the most critical problem of governance in Nigeria, by looking at, assessing and comparing the administrations between 1999 and 2014. The state of security and safety, and the provision of human capital (Education and health) in each government will be used as an assessment indicator. This paper uses few direct citations and evidence from other works/reports to support this research. The paper argues that poor leadership has impacted negatively on the state of security and safety as well as human capital development in Nigeria. The paper analyses that leaders under the civilian administrations despite been democratic, failed to meet the basic needs of the citizens. It concludes that since 1960, Nigeria has been bedevilled with bad governance due to blatant corruption, moral decadence and gross mismanagement of human capital and mineral resources. Keywords: Leadership, Governance, Corruption, Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Modupe Ake
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:33
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 16:33
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/633

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