International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Good Governance Theory and the Quest for Good Governance in Nigeria
Woleola J. Ekundayo

This paper is based on good governance theory and its implications for good governance in Nigeria.. It elucidates on the principles of good governance theory and uses the principles to analyse governance situation in Nigeria. The objective of this paper is to analyse the good governance theory, enunciates its principles and adopts them as indices to assess governance in Nigeria. The paper evaluates governance in Nigeria and concludes that there is no evidence of good governance in the country and that in actual fact poor or bad governance is the order of the day. It therefore recommends that good governance should be embraced in Nigeria through governance reforms and by adopting the time-tested principles of good governance theory.

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