Analysis of Socio-Political Implication of Infrastructural Decay in Nigeria
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to critically analyze the decay in infrastructural facilities in Nigeria. The state of infrastructures and its decay in Nigeria has remained a matter of great concern arising from the fact that infrastructural functionality plays a pivotal role in the socio-economic well being of the populace and the overall growth and development process of the economy. There is no gain saying the fact that adequacy of functional infrastructure is necessary for a growing economy like that of Nigeria. The state of this decay has become so bad that analysis carried on the ratio of „functional infrastructure‟ to the need for it by both the individual and the corporate bodies revealed that it is grossly inadequate. The analysis further reveals that over ninety percent of the corporate institutions and over forty percent of individual now resort to meeting their own infrastructural needs than to depend on the government to provide these basic needs to the generality of the populace. In the light of the aforementioned, this study on the „socio economic implication of infrastructural decay in Nigeria‟ focused attention more on trying to critically appraise the effectiveness of infrastructural facilities in the nation, providing an insight into how weak the various organs of the federal and the state governments are in terms of provision of infrastructures in Nigeria. This study further aimed at reviewing the reasons for the under-funding and failure of the federal government to address the systemic problems and corruption in the Nation that led to a significant infrastructural deficit. This study is divided into several sessions for ease of understanding of the subject matter with a view to succinctly dealing with the issues. Conclusion was drawn based on the findings with few recommendations.
Keywords: Nigeria, Decay, Network, Money, Corruption, Infrastructure
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