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LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA’S INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: A DISCOURSE

Ibietan, Jide and Igariwey, Ugo and UJARA, Ese (2017) LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA’S INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: A DISCOURSE. Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law, 12. pp. 155-167.

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to examine the legislative intervention efforts in Nigeria, with the North-East zone internal displacement as focus of study. The activities of Boko Haram have made this zone a flashpoint, and this comes with socio-economic and human costs, such as unsettled and decimated population. With a reliance on secondary data, the paper interrogates the instruments deployed by the National Assembly to mitigate the plight of internally displaced persons resulting from the carnage in that part of the country. It observes that the initial slumbering attitude of the Nigerian state, as led by its governing elite to appropriately classify Boko Haram activities as terrorism invigorated this Sect, thus culminating in avoidable losses. This explains the near absence of strong central regulatory and coordinating agencies that can attenuate the issue of internal displacement. The suggestions proffered are capable of redressing the malaise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Displacement; Internal; Intervention; Legislature; Nigeria
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: 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: 01 Jun 2018 11:49
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 11:49
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10855

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