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Deregulation Policy and Development in Nigeria: The Petroleum Sector Experience, 1999-2014

Gberevbie, D.E. and Ibietan, Jide and Abasilim, U. D. and Excellence-Oluye, Nchekwube. O. (2015) Deregulation Policy and Development in Nigeria: The Petroleum Sector Experience, 1999-2014. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, 30 (2). pp. 129-152.

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Abstract

Some scholars have argued that businesses are better organised and managed by the private sector in a development oriented manner. This line o f argument accepts the point that there is a relationship between deregulation policy and development, and supports the call for government to remove all restrictions to private sector participation in the economy. Deregulation policy which allows market forces to determine prices andpromote efficiency in public sector management is a response to this challenge. With the adoption o f the historical research method, secondary data were collected to examine deregulation policy and the development nexus o f the Nigerian petroleum sector and concluded that for the deregulation policy o f the petroleum sector to achieve its goal o f development in Nigeria, government at all levels should put in place measures to fight corruption, reduce the cost o f governance and earn citizens' trust in its activities which must be geared towards effective service delivery as a catalyst fo r the successful implementation o f government deregulation policy in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deregulation policy, development, petroleum sector, employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8234

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