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8 Int'l J. Advanced Legal Stud. & Governance 1 (2019)

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        International Journal of Advanced Legal Studies and Governance
                       Volume  8, Number 1, April 2019
                              ISSN: 2141-6710
                                Published By
  International Centre for Integrated Development Research, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria
                            In collaboration with
                  Copperstone University, Luanshya, Zambia.

   Good   Governance and Consolidation of Democracy in
                   Nigeria:   Issues  and   Prospects


                               Dick  Uduma
                           Onyedikachi  Madueke


                               ABSTRACT

       After 18 years of return to civil rule, Nigeria continues to grapple with the
       challenges of democratic consolidation and good governance. All efforts by
       successive civilian governments to entrench true democracy and good
       governance in the country seem to have met brick walls in which for every
       step, two are lost. The generality of Nigeria, had expected that the return to
       democratic rule in the country in 1999 will usher in a new dawn. These
       optimism, hope and great expectation seem to have been dashed. This work
       interrogates this state of affair and shed lights on those critical elements in
       the country's democratic experiment that tend to frustrate the enthronement
       of democracy and good governance. The work recommends among others,
       transformational leadership that works the talk, policy of inclusiveness,
       effective fight against corruption and free and fair elections as the way
       forward for domestication of democracy and good governance in the country.

       Keywords: Democracy, good governance, transformation, development and
       challenges

                            INTRODUCTION


Despite  all social and economic  policies that have been  implemented   by
successive  administrations,  Nigeria  has  remained  a  laggard in  social,
economic   and political developments.  Subsequently,  political instability,
abject poverty, acute youth unemployment, heightened  crime rate, poor health
prospects, widespread malnourishment   have been the main feature of Nigeria
political economy.   The  history of Nigeria's  democratization   began  at
independence  with the adoption  of democratic institution modeled after the
British West Minister  Parliamentary System.  After independence,  the new


Dick Uduma  (Ph.D) is an Associate Professor of Political Science, while Onyedikachi
Madueke  is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Abia State University,
Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.


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