The Nigerian dream and the Chinese dream: A comparative analysis
This study examined the notion of the Nigerian dream and the Chinese dream as strategies of the government for national rejuvenation and economic development. Data were obtained through homogenous purposive sampling and analyzed through content analysis. National development, rejuvenation, political leadership, ideology and policies were all factors that were selected for the study. The theory of change served as the framework for this study. This research work identified ideologies, policy framework, policy implementation, policy execution and political leadership as core factors that can facilitate the success of either the Nigerian dream or the Chinese dream. Both concepts were embedded in employment generation, wealth creation, poverty reduction, sustainable growth and development. The paper suggested that a vital factor towards the attainment of government policies and ideologies was the leadership of the country. The country‘s leadership should consider the economic, institutional, environmental and social framework in developing an action plan that would pivot its nation towards prosperity. It concluded that the path to economic modernization might be tough and harsh, however, with systematic planning and a strong vision engineered with the proper governance, most nations can achieve national rejuvenation and economic development.
Keywords: Nigerian dream, Chinese dream, National rejuvenation, Economic development and Political leadership.
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