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PUBLIC POLICY AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: AN INTRODUCTORYDISCOURSE

Udofia, Anieti Nseowo and Abasilim, U. D. (2015) PUBLIC POLICY AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: AN INTRODUCTORYDISCOURSE. NASARAWA JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3 (3). pp. 62-76. ISSN 07947729

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Abstract

The issue of public policy is central to public administration and public administration is involved in the entire process of policy making and implementation. The negligence of public policy is at the peril of any state or organisation and this is because it is through public policy that the needs of the citizens and problems of any society is been taken care of. The objective of the paper is to introduce a discussion on policy making and policy implementation in Nigeria. Data for this study were sourced secondarily through textbooks, journal articles and online materials. The findings of this paper revealed that there are numerous factors that inhibit the effective implementation of policies in Nigeria and advocates the bottom-up approach of policy making and the sustenance of government policy as measures that will aid bridge the gap between policy making and actual implementation in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public policy, policy implementation, government, Nigeria.
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: 19 Oct 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 13:57
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7340

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