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Much Ado-About The Idea Of E-Governance In Nigeria's Democracy: Myth Or Reality!

Wogu, Ikedinachi Ayodele Power and Olu-Owolabi, F. E (2015) Much Ado-About The Idea Of E-Governance In Nigeria's Democracy: Myth Or Reality! In: CUCEN E-Governance International Conference , Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

More scholars and researchers on contemporary political analysis seem to be resolved on the consensus that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has drastically changed the process of democratic governance in the world for the better, consequently, countries which have totally embraced and implemented the e-governance technology platform have not only ensured sustainable development, they have also directly ensured effective and efficient service delivery which invariably enhances citizens’ participation in all spheres of government. In view of this, recent scholars are alarmed by the fact that a country like Nigeria has for decades since independence, continued to score very poorly on the global e-Government Development Index (EGDI), amides her fast growing and most lucrative telecommunications, and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) market in Africa - her vast wealth in both human and material resources notwithstanding. As a Reconstructionist study, the paper adopts the traditional methods of critical and rational analysis of ideas and arguments in philosophy with a view to offer conceptual and contextual analysis of various literature, texts, and library materials addressing the subject matter of e-governance. The study identifies the cancerous nature of corruption inherent among the elite class as one of the major factors militating against the full implementation of the e-governance platform, since it adoption will largely check the excesses known to exist among government officials. Government is therefore strongly advised to endorse and pass into law, the full implementation and use of the e-governance platform in all spheres of government. Its adoptions and implementation should also be considered as a fundamental human right to all citizens in the country

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Citizens’ Participation, Democratic Governance, E-Governance Technology, (ICT), Sustainable development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 12:02
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 12:02
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6013

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