DISCOURSE ON GOVERNANCE AND NIGERIAN NATIONAL INTEGRATION: DISSECTING THE EMERGING POLICY ISSUES
Keywords:Federal Character Principle, National Integration, National Youth Service Corp, Nigeria, State Creation
The quest to have an all-inclusive government devoid of marginalization, sentiment, ethnic bigotry, and to promote unity among the citizens led to the enactment of the Federal Character Principle as a National integrative mechanism, and National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in order to achieve this target. The paper adopts the functionalist theory in the explanation of the national integration question in Nigeria. This paper present an evaluation of these national integrative mechanisms of the Nigerian government and examines the issues militating against their effective implementations. Thus, to achieve the aim of this paper journal articles, books, and conference papers were consulted and used, while the content analysis method was adopted. The paper, calls for the strengthening of these National Integration measures of the government and stresses the need to adhere to the tenants of these policies and programmes by the stakeholders to achieve its full potential.
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