Lecture in memory of Dr.
The topic is apt, given the pedigree of the man in whose memory we have gathered here today. On the contrary, all people are potential leaders. Following from the above, we can conclude that the conception of leadership comprises the following basic assumptions: It comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations and mediate their differences.
Good governance is, among other things, participatory, transparent and accountable. It is also effective and equitable. And it promotes the rule of law. Good governance ensures that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society and that the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable are heard in decision-making over the allocation of resources Governance the UNDP further notes has three legs: It clearly has major implications for equity, poverty and quality of life.
Political governance is the process of decision-making to formulate policy. Administrative governance is the system of policy implementation. Encompassing all three, good governance defines the processes and structures that guide political and socio-economic relationships.
Such broad participation is built on freedom of association and speech, as well as capacities to participate constructively.
Processes, institutions and information are directly accessible to those concerned with them, and enough information is provided to understand and monitor them. There is also an understanding of the historical, cultural and social complexities in which that perspective is grounded.
Looking at leadership and good governance as defined above, it will therefore means that fostering positive change for the good of the whole, based on inherently acceptable values as outlined in the characteristics of good governance presents us with the desired leadership for attaining governance that is participatory, accountable, transparent, responsive, equitable, effective and efficient and based on the rule of law.
The implication is that such leaders are not answerable to the people from which genuine mandate is derived, but to the whims and manipulations of those that put them in power. In such situations, selfish desires and protection of personal and selected interests form the basis for policy priority settings, as against the clearly articulated needs of the citizenry.
This has over the years produced leaders that have plundered the common wealth of the people rather than apply same to their development. Leadership transparency and accountability must of a truth begin from very credible electoral system and processes, that ensures that the will of the people is respected and their popular choice of leaders are rightfully enthroned.
Only then can such leaders be brought to book and be effectively held accountable should they be found wanting in the course of their stewardship to the people. Also only then can they have a listening ear to the cries and aspirations of the people.
Legitimacy in a democratic government can only be conferred by the majority. The citizenry must be carried along in the various stages of policy planning, decision-making and implementation processes.
Simply because a people oriented project is more likely to succeed as against an imposed project. People especially, the downtrodden of society the poor and the youth will always identify with what they are a part of, than what they have no hand in or are not a part of conception.
We have in some cases had leaders that have gone off as lone rangers only considering their cronies and allies whom they put into diverse positions of leadership to support their self selected priorities as the priorities of the states.
The media, both electronic and print, has also not been left pout, as they are a source of pressure for change. Highlighting the aspirations of the ordinary people, which in turn have exerted enormous pressure on public officials to deliver goods, while this has had a positive effect in some quarters, a lot is still left to be desired in others.
Effective Service Delivery Access to such basic services as education, primary health care, electricity and motorable roads are prerequisites for effective human development with a whole lot of wide reaching effects on the citizenry.
Effective leadership is one that puts together and pursues programmes that are sustainable and avoid disjointed mode of planning. When sustainability is in focus, it helps check elephant projects that are mostly momentary and designed to fail so that a few only are enriched and the target population unreached.
Employment Nigeria as a nation prides itself in fact that it is the most populous nation in Africa with every 1 in 6 black people on the continent being counted as Nigerians.
However, population growth by itself does not equal prosperity, unless young people are educated and job opportunities created we will only be raising a population that is fast becoming a liability rather than assets.
The development of non-oil sector is the key to improved and sustainable productivity. The increasing application of modern technology and non availability of basic services sees increasing migration of the youthful population to urban areas in search of employment.
Leadership must be proactive and inn0ovative in the provision of viable alternatives, programmes and policies that would see to the effective accommodation of this impressionable population.Good Governance in Nigeria. 20 likes. Nigeria, my belove country, my birthplace, my home and my pride.
I love thee. Oh, how good governance has eluded.
Leadership and the Challenges Of Good Governance In Nigeria. Good governance is, among other things, participatory, transparent and accountable. It is also effective and equitable.
And it promotes the rule of law.
Recent economic and social developments have increased attention given to the role that good governance plays in achieving social and economic development.. Public management reforms have been a key factor in improving capacities of OECD countries to address issues such as budget deficits; external pressures on competitiveness, not least as a result of growing globalisation; perceived lack of. He left a living legacy for this kind of critical and creative thinking on good governance when he founded the Center for Democracy and Development here in Nigeria in during the worst period of General Sani Abacha’s dictatorship. Good Governance in Nigeria. 20 likes. Nigeria, my belove country, my birthplace, my home and my pride. I love thee. Oh, how good governance has eluded.
This also promotes legitimacy, acceptance and most importantly role modeling. Available resources must be properly. But in spite of the PVC’s prominent role in the electoral process, with reference to citizens’ constant yearnings for good governance, millions of electorate, who have registered with the.
good governance and the role of public servants in nation building, the objectives of this paper is to deal with the following: determine the role of public servants in the attainment of good governance in Nigeria; examine the quality of leadership in the attainment of good governance;.
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Ekundayo of Nigeria Jabi, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Abstract This paper is based on good governance theory and its implications for good governance in Nigeria.. It elucidates through a reduction in the role of the state in governing.
It is also a common knowledge.