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Executive-Legislative Relations in Nigeria’s Presidential System: Issues and Prospects

Ibietan, Jide and Ayodele, Olaniyi Trust (2019) Executive-Legislative Relations in Nigeria’s Presidential System: Issues and Prospects. AGATHOS, 10 (2). pp. 1-14.

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This paper examines the issues and challenges inherent in executive-legislative relations in Nigeria’s presidential system with special focus on the Eight National Assembly of the Fourth Republic. The paper notes that cordial and symbiotic relations between these two arms of government are irreducible minimum requirements for entrenching robust participatory democracy and ultimately development. However, the above have not taken firm footing, due to the prevalence of acrimony, squabbles and perfidy in executive-legislative relations. Data for this study were collected from secondary sources, and the adoption of textual analysis invigorated the discussion, findings and recommendations. Among others, the paper canvasses the need for deliberate cultivation/deepening the culture of civic engagement, consensus building and respect for constitutional provisions and delineation of boundaries in political and governance spheres. Other recommendations proffered are capable of redressing the irritants and challenges observed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: executive, legislative, Nigeria, presidential, relations, system
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 12:18

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