Nigeria and abstruse system of governance


OVER the decades, there has been a recurrent and sustained argument that the Nigerian state, like its counterparts in Africa and other countries of the developing world, underperforms due to lack of state capacity to deal with the contemporary complexities of governance. Governance and political leadership in Nigeria have been driven by self-interest and other primordial considerations, which take priority over that of the public. The state has failed in three major areas: security of lives and properties, promotion of the rule of law, and provision of visionary leadership. Formerly, maximum rulers exercised unrestrained power of life or death and there was subservience to whoever was…

Source: Nigerian Tribune