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Democracy and rural development in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects

Yuguda, Madu Abdulrazak and Yusof, Rohana (2014) Democracy and rural development in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects. In: UUM International Conference on Governance 2014 (ICG), 29th - 30th November 2014, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Pulau Pinang.

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Nigeria’s return to democratically elected government in 1999; after decades of Military rule and dictatorship since independence in 1960 has placed the country’s agenda on an agreed target by all and sundry, and this was accompanied by hopes, aspirations and expectations, due to the fact that, the countries development remains inadequate, most especially at the rural level which is regarded as most deprived and undeveloped.This paper therefore, attempts to examine the challenges and prospects of democracy on rural development in Nigeria from 1999-2014. The methodologies adopted in obtaining data for the paper are purely empirical and secondary.The paper contends that, democratic performance to bringing the desired changes and development in Nigeria remained abysmal and insignificant. It was concluded that for democracy to be meaningful; rural folk that accounted for the bulk of the country’s population must be developed otherwise the counties strides to been among one of the developednations will remain a mirage and unattained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democracy, rural development, Nigeria, challenges & prospects
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Rohana Yusof
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2014 08:33
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2014 08:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12935

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