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Nigeria and State-Building Initiatives: A Critical Assessment

Ibietan, Jide and Itodo, Sylvanus, M. (2015) Nigeria and State-Building Initiatives: A Critical Assessment. International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies, 2 (5). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2348 – 0343

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The thrust of this paper is that plural and sharply divided societies like Nigeria require effective state-building initiatives to achieve national cohesion and integration as platforms for development. Five of these initiatives were assessed with the aid of secondary data anchored on textual analysis which revealed the fundamental contradictions inherent in these statebuilding measures. The character of the Nigerian state, its leading personnel and policy outcomes responsible for the current state of affairs were highlighted. The philosophical foundations and practical utility of some of these initiatives need to be revisited and tinkered with, in order to fast track national integration and development. Key Words: Assessment; Critical; Initiatives; Nigeria; State-building.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment; Critical; Initiatives; Nigeria; State-building.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 12:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 12:59

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