CRISIS OF GOVERNANCE AND INCAPACITY OF THE NIGERIAN STATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
In this paper, I argue the view that poor performance of Nigerian state results from the state's incapacity to resolve the problems of governance. I further insist that Nigeria state's crisis of governance is shown in state's ineptitude to secure the lives and property of the citizens, promote the rule of law, and offer apt leadership. Consequently, the failure of the state in these three cardinal areas, just named, constitute a great hindrance to sustainable development in Nigeria. To support this claim, I shall refer to the activities of the government to demonstrate that non-visionary leadership largely points to state inability to drive forward governance. I shall pursue a critical stance and source data from primary observations as a Nigerian, and secondary library sources.