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Interrogating the leadership question in Nigeria: A discourse on emeka nwabueze’s <i>A parliament of vultures</i>

Philip Peter Akoje


This paper posits that good leadership is an important contributory aspect to the development of every society. It stresses that the success or failure of  any society, politically, economical or otherwise depends on the type of leadership quality and principles adopted and practised. It centres on Nigeria  democratic setting and adopts the eclectic theory to deduce leadership motivation for Nigeria political leaders using Emeka Nwabueze’s A Parliament of  Vultures as focus. The finding shows that most political leaders seek public office for personal gains. These corrupt government officials are an   orientation of leaders that slipped the country into economic recession without measures in place to correct negative economic flows. It thus   recommends the servant-leadership approach and adoption of its values as a core motivation for those seeking public office for the socio-political and economic development of the society. This would also enable the leaders to take preventive measures to correct economic contraction (recession) for the  benefit and welfare of the citizens.

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