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Title:Decentralization: panacea for maladministration and economic mismanagement in Nigeria
Author:Adedji, Banji OyeniranISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:African Administrative Studies
Issue:65
Pages:63-73
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:decentralization
Abstract:In an attempt to solve the twin problems of maladministration and economic mismanagement currently reigning in Nigeria, decentralization has been suggested. The present paper traces the factors which lead to maladministration and economic mismanagement, analyses the logic of decentralization, and examines how it could bring a solution to the problem of maladministration and economic mismanagement. It also brings to light some problems and limitations of decentralization, such as the necessary conditions, available resources, the question of uncontrolled exploitation, the strength of the central government, and the problem of local participation. The paper concludes that while decentralization cannot be a magic solution to all problems of maladministration and economic mismanagement, it could, to a large extent, provide a solution to some. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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