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Imhonopi, , David and Urim, U.M. (2010) A SOCIOLOGICAL DISCOURSE ON PERSONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 12 (5). pp. 180-191. ISSN 1520-5509

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Achieving development at the personal or national level is an innate quest which is a result of the dynamic evolutionary process in society. However, personal and national development in Nigeria has remained a mirage because of the internal contradictions which paralyze the efforts of individuals and the programs of government to have any meaningful impact on the people and the growth of the polity. Hence, frequent policy changes, policy somersaults and back-flips are usually experienced as each government that comes into power cancels the existing policies of the previous government and replaces them with fresh programs. This has combined with other factors to frustrate genuine efforts made towards development ad infinitum. This paper has considered related sociological paradigms to explain the Nigerian situation and has made recommendations that can enable Nigeria experience development at the personal and national levels, which can lead to the fulfillment of the dreams and aspirations of its peoples

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: personal development, national development, development theories, goals, aspirations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 11:50

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