Administration of National Integration in Nigeria: The Challenges and Prospects
AbstractThis paper examines the administration of national integration in Nigeria. It describes the concepts and identifies the principles associated with the exercise. It approaches the subject by operationalizing through the content analysis paradigm and submits that the two greatest tolls of integration remain state and nation-building. It posits that since the military has had the greatest influence in Nigeria’s socio-political development, the military elite corps pursued it through the measures outlined in the section, empirical steps of the paper. It however identifies a factor which militates against integration in the Nigerian state. In spite of these, the paper expresses the optimism that the introduction of certain norms and values and the respect of these norms by all the integrating units would certainly give birth to an organic Nigerian state. This is on the condition of purposeful leadership.
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