Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: A Political and Economic History

1st Edition

Michael Oziegbe Onolememen

Routledge
February 4, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367201074 - CAT# 299885
Series: African Governance

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Summary

This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 up to 2015, and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic well-being of citizens.

Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development, the chapters examine policy issues and survey the various administrative, economic, and social-political reforms that have impacted infrastructure development in Nigeria. The author also discusses current national development plans and Vision 20:2020; challenges to infrastructure development, including corruption; and the future potential of a strong infrastructure network for the economy and citizens. Drawing upon his experience within government departments, as well as existing models of leadership and governance, the author explores the role of infrastructure development in promoting the wellbeing and growth of Nigeria.

Combining theory with practical examples of good governance, this book will be of interest for students and researchers of political science and infrastructure development in Africa.

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