n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Beyond development rhetorics in Nigeria : a rethink of what went wrong

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The focus of this paper is on failed developmental efforts made by Nigeria. In the front burner in Nigeria is the quest to develop. This has been reflected in the addresses and attempts of past leaders and administrations. Unfortunately, these efforts had not yielded the expected dividend. Methodologically, the paper drew essentially from secondary source of data collection. It x-rayed the concept of development from various perspectives, underdevelopment indicators in the country, past and present developmental efforts as well as the shortcomings of previous attempts captured in what went wrong. It asserted that the success of policies and programmes such as the past development plans, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 7-Point Agenda, Transformational Agenda and Vision 20-2020 which were/are aimed at moving the country to the next level of development is heavily dependent on how well corruption is fought. Conclusively, pertinent evidences and questions were raised which further posit that the march towards the development of the country is still tortuous and may just amount to motion without speed.

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