This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 up to 2015, and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic wellbeing of citizens.
Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development, the chapters examine policy issues and survey the various administrative, economic, and social-political reforms that have impacted infrastructure development in Nigeria. The author also discusses current national development plans and Vision 20:2020; challenges to infrastructure development, including corruption; and the future potential of a strong infrastructure network for the economy and citizens. Drawing upon his experience within government departments, as well as existing models of leadership and governance, the author explores the role of infrastructure development in promoting the wellbeing and growth of Nigeria.
Combining theory with practical examples of good governance, this book will be of interest for students and researchers of political science and infrastructure development in Africa.
Table of Contents
1. The Historical Evolution of Nigeria 2. Concepts and Realities of Leadership, Governance, and Infrastructure Development in Nigeria 3. Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Policy Issues 4. Reforms and Infrastructure Development 5. The National Development Plans 6. Vision 20:2020 7. Corruption and other Obstacles to Infrastructure Development 8. Strategies for Infrastructure Development 9.The Importance of Infrastructure Development 10. Conclusion
Michael O. Onolememen holds a PHD in Public Policy & Administration from Walden University, USA. From July 2011 to May 2015, he served as Minister of Works of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was also a Member of the National Economic Management Team from 2011 to 2015; and a key member of the national steering committee for the preparation of Nigeria's National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) launched in 2015, and was chair of the Transportation Technical Working Group of the NIIMP.