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Electronic governance platform: towards overcoming the challenges of non-inclusion of citizens in public policy formulation and implementation in Nigeria

Gberevbie, D.E. and Ayo, C. K. and Iyoha, F. O. and Duruji, M. M. and Abasilim , U. D. (2018) Electronic governance platform: towards overcoming the challenges of non-inclusion of citizens in public policy formulation and implementation in Nigeria. Int. J. Electronic Governance, 10 (1). pp. 56-73.

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Abstract

This paper examined electronic governance platform’s ability to mitigate the hitherto non-inclusion of citizens in policy formulation and implementation in Nigeria. To achieve the objective of the study, secondary data collected from books, journals and government websites of 20 states were analysed to ascertain whether there are avenues for citizens to interact with governments in policy formulation as a way of promoting participatory governance. The study revealed that while electronic governance is a possible solution to overcoming the challenges of non-inclusion of citizens in the formulation of public policy; but its adoption is yet to be achieved due to the low level of literacy rate and government inability to provide the necessary infrastructure. It, therefore, recommends the need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to involve a sound and clear guideline on how to adopt electronic governance in policy formulation through an increase in budgetary allocation towards infrastructural development and mass education of citizens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizens; electronic; formulation; governance; implementation; platform; policy; Nigeria.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 13:55
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10710

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