International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge


Volume-4 Issue-7, July 2019




Title: POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA: CASE STUDY OF BUHARI PRESIDENCY

Author: BAMIGBOYE MARTINS OLALEYE

ABSTRACT

This paper discusses political leadership and national security in the Nigerian APC led administration. The paper accentuates that the democratic process itself constitute a functional mechanism for interest articulation and aggregation thereby checking agent threat to national security that may arise from lack of input or participation in the political process. The paper through the use of leadership theoretical perspectives unfolds the practice of democratic governance in the Nigerian state as a characterization of poor political leadership which has propelled militancy as means of placing demands on the Nigerian political system by ethnic nationalities as a result of loss* of confidence in the democratic process, it analyses the effort of Buhari’s led administration towards strengthening national security. This scenario to a great extent has created heightened political tension in the allocation of state resources and as a matter of fact threatens both the present democratic experiment and the unity of the Nigeria state. Thus, the paper recommends for developmental federalism that is anchored on fiscal responsibility of component states as well as quality political leadership that is anchored on the people.


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IJIRK DESCRIPTION

ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access