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Title:Leadership succession and challenges of governance in Nigeria
Author:Alabi, Mojeed Olujinmi A.
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:This paper examines the dynamics of political leadership succession in Nigeria, and how these have impacted, positively or negatively, on good governance. It explores the patterns of leadership succession in the different phases of Nigeria's constitutional and political development, scrutinizing the strategies of transfer of or disengagement from power. It pays particular attention to the issue of self-succession or the 'sit-tight' syndrome as a major threat to the smooth transfer of power. It concludes by outlining attitudinal changes within the political class and civil society for the evolution of institutionalized patterns of leadership succession that could lay a solid foundation for sustained democracy. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]