POOR HUMAN CONDITION IN NIGERIA: THE SOCIO-POLITICAL FOUNDATION AND ROLE OF PHILOSOPHY
Human condition in Nigeria is deteriorating. This is propelled by poor socio-political practices which direly affect every aspect of Nigerian existence as well as the interiority of the human person. Poor sociopolitical practices in Nigeria have indeed made human life precarious, nasty and brutish, thereby reflecting the country as a failing state. Consequently, this paper analytically investigates poor human condition’ in Nigeria, its socio-political foundation and the role of philosophy. The study finds that socio-political practices and system underscore the prevalent poor human condition in Nigerian state. And based on the interconnectedness of cosmic realities, the spate of poor human condition in Nigeria also shapes socio-political practices, systems and institutions. In the midst of these, the study concedes that present Nigerian philosophers play a role in advancing and alleviating poor human condition. Consequently, the study posits axiological solutions to the problem, and concludes that there is need to overhaul Nigerian socio-political system in order to pave way for quality education as well as pragmatic philosophical thought that in other places guarantee sustainable development and good life for the citizenry.