Governance and Challenges of Development in Nigeria: Religious Perspective

  • AB Okolie
Keywords: Governance, Development, Religious Perspective and Biblical Principles.

Abstract

A cursory look at Nigerian situation shows that despite the enormity of the resources needed for any country's development which Nigeria has in abundance, sustainable development has eluded the nation. This is as a result of Nigerian leaders' inability to account to the led despite government's efforts to arrest the situation. Consequently an attempt is made by this paper to highlight biblical principles as they concern governance with the view that its application will help tackle the challenging situation. Data for this work is mainly derived from the bible and other scholarly materials and internet. The analysis of data collected involves detailed description and interpretation of observed events. The findings suggested that for a sustainable development to be achieved in Nigeria, application of biblical principles such as love, good shepherding, justice and integrity in governance are crucial. Keywords: Governance, Development, Religious Perspective and Biblical Principles.
Published
2013-03-29
Section
Articles

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