POOR GOVERNANCE AND THE CHALLENGES OF HUMAN SECURITY IN WUKARI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TARABA STATE NIGERIA (2015-2021)
Keywords:poor governance, human security, politicians, Taraba State, Nigeria
The problems with human security date back to the time of independence, when the newly elected indigenous politicians engaged in an intense political struggle for control of the government at the expense of impeding national development, which is meant to lead to human security. This absence of governance which is caused by politicians at the federal, state and local governments in Nigeria has a spill-over effect that can be seen in many local communities in Nigeria. It is on this premise that this study examines poor governance and the challenges of human security in the Wukari Local Government area of Taraba State. The study employed a survey research design, while a mixed method research method was employed for the study. The theory employed for the study is the Marxian theory of postcolonial state. The study finds out that, corrupt public officeholders in Taraba state have hindered the provision of good road networks through political interference in contract procurement. The study recommends that citizens must ensure that only politicians with a track record of integrity and good reports are elected into all elective positions in the state. The suggested solution will make poor governance which has always led to the challenges of human security, a thing of the past.
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