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The politics in policy Implementation in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION

The entity called Nigeria was born in the year 1914 as a British colonial construct, but after decades of colonial domination attained independence, Sovereign and Republican status in 1960 and 1963 respectively.

Our society is ordered and steered, towards desired end goals for the state through policies. Public policies therefore play a vital role in the development or under-development of a given state.

Whereas there has been no lack of public policies in the Nigerian state since independence, the paradox of government policy implementation has continued to militate, in the country.

The reason being that most government policies either end prematurely at the formulation state or are purposely designed not to be religiously implemented or simply poorly-implemented to benefit only a section of the society.

The focus of this study (long essay) therefore is to critically investigate the character of the Nigerian state and unravel the politics that envelopes public policy implementation in this country.

The birth of democratic government in Nigeria on May 29, 1999 was greeted with high hopes and expectation sin the belief that a new dawn had eventually been ushered. Such expectation was informed by the best form of government which offers better opportunities and challenges especially in this patently globalized world.

This is under-score by the fact that democracy occupies a central position in the global system. Beyond this, the high optimism that attended the inauguration of democracy in Nigeria could also be situated within the framework of the series of frusting experiences, which Nigerians have had to contend with under successive military dictatorship.

The situation climaxed under the maximum rule of late General Sani Abacha, when the country suddenly shrunk into a minuscule stature.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 SECTION ONE

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.1: Introduction    —    —    —    —    —    —    —    —

1.2: Objectives of the Study  —    —    —    —    —    —

1.3: Significance of the Study       —    —    —    —    —    —

1.4: Scope/Organization of the Study   —    —    —    —

 SECTION TWO

THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

2.1: Literature Review    —    —    —    —    —    —    —

2.2: Conceptual Clarification  —    —    —    —    —    —

SECTION THREE

QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHENOMENON UNDER STUDY

3.1: Analysis of Subject/Issue Area      —    —    —    —    —

3.2: Assessment of Subject/Issue Area        —    —    —    —

SECTION FOUR

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

4.1: Summary —    —    —    —    —    —    —    —    —

4.2: Conclusions    —    —    —    —    —    —    —    —

4.3: Recommendations  —    —    —    —    —    –      —

References

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Bicrsteker, T. (1990). Structural and Political Transition in Nigeria, A Seminar Paper University of Ibadan.

Economic, Commission for African (ECA), 2005 The Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Progress and Challenges.

Elumilade, D. O. Asaolu, T. O. and S. A. Adereti, (2006). Appraising the Institutional Framework for Poverty Alleviation Programmes in Nigeria, “International Journal of Finance and Economic”.

Federal Government of Nigeria (2004).Nigeria Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS). Abuja: National Planning Commission.

Kanbhampati, U. S., (2004). Development and the Developing World. USA: Black Well Publishing Inc.

LewishPeter, (2004). “Getting the Politics Right: Governance and Economic Failure in Nigeria,” in Rotberg Robert (ed), Crafting the New-Nigeria: Confronting the Challenges. National Planning Commission (NPC), 2007. Nigeria Millennium Development  Goals 2006 Report. Abuja NPC.

National Planning Commission (NPC). 2007. Nigeria Millennium Development Goal 2006, Abuja: NPC.

Socialist International (2005), “Declaration on Millennium Goals”, Council Meeting of the Socialist International, Tel Aviv and Ramallah.

Soludo Charles, (2006), “can Nigeria be the China of Africa?”. Paper Presented at the Founders Day of the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

The Guardian Newspaper, (2009a), “Nigeria Unemployment Crisis” Lagos, 26 February.

The Guardian Newspaper, (2009a), “National Assembly Uncovers Fraud in MDGs: River Niger Project” Lagos 27 November.

The United Nations, (2002) Nigeria: Country Profile Johannesburg Summit Report, 2002.

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