n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Governance and challenges facing the Nigerian economy : is national development possible without technological capability? : research notes / commentaries

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
This article is unavailable for purchase outside of Africa



Recent developments in Nigeria have made a review of the health of the nation's economy rather compelling. The political leaders have always raised the people's hope by painting glowing pictures of their development plans and how to take the nation to the 'Promised Land' of true democracy and economic prosperity. They swore that citizens' empowerment would become their top priority, yet they refuse to fix the infrastructure and institutions that would drive the economy and create employment for the millions of graduates churn out by the schools yearly. Like those before them, the 'new breed' as well as the old politicians clamoring to rule are now promising to transform Nigeria into an economic and political powerhouse, and the people cannot check their enthusiasm. History shows, however, that no country has ever become an industrialized society without technological capability and good governance, which are the main challenges facing the Nigerian economy today.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error