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Military Budget, War Against Boko Haram Insurgency, and Its Impact on Nigerian Politics and Economy

Duruji, M. M. and Idowu, S. A. and Dibia, Okachukwu and Duruji-Moses, Favour Uremma (2018) Military Budget, War Against Boko Haram Insurgency, and Its Impact on Nigerian Politics and Economy. In: Handbook of Research on Military Expenditure on Economic and Political Resources. IGI Global., pp. 427-447.

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This chapter examines the relationship between the components of defense spending, the fight against insurgency in Nigeria, particularly Boko Haram in the Northeast, and its impact on the politics and economics of the country for the period 2009-2017. The long duration of military rule in Nigeria contributed significantly to under-developing the military, a strategy by the military men in power to secure their hold on power. Added to this was the general poor performance of the military administrations in Nigeria that suppressed civil society in the country. Consequently, the widening of political space when the country transited to democracy in 1999 opened up the space for bottled-up agitations that gave rise to ethnic and religious sect militias propagating diverse agendas. One of such is the Boko Haram which waged an insurgency against Nigeria in the northeast region of the country. To tackle the challenge, the budget for the military was increased. The chapter also discusses the military budget as a result of the counter insurgency, its management in the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram, and its impact on the Nigerian economy.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 10:32

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