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Accountability for Sustainable Development and the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, 1999-2015

Gberevbie, D.E. and Joshua, Segun and Excellence-Oluye, Nchekwube. O. and OYEYEMI, Adeola I. (2017) Accountability for Sustainable Development and the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, 1999-2015. Sage Open, 7 (4). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Development of any society is meant to enhance the living standard of citizens. However, where there are challenges of accountability, development is more likely to be a mirage. Past studies in Nigeria on the challenges of leadership and sustainable development identified corruption and lack of required skills on the part of public officials to perform in terms of proper policy formulation and implementation among others. The main goal of this article is to explore the relationship between accountability for the sustainable development and the challenges of leadership in Nigeria. With the analysis of data obtained from secondary sources, this present study identified lack of accountability for sustainable development to include the challenges leadership, unethical behavior, poor maintenance culture, poor management of resources, corruption on the part of public officials, and inadequate funds to execute projects in Nigeria. This article therefore recommends, among others, the need for government to adopt a more practical approach to the promotion of accountability, a determined fight against corruption and unethical behavior, proper management of resources, and devotion of more funds to the execution of capital projects that could positively affect the lives of the people for improved standard of living.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountability, challenges, development, leadership, sustainability, Nigeria
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 11:17
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 11:17
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9744

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