• Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo Lead City University, Ibadan



The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria contains beautiful provisions for economic policy and objective under chapter two of the country’s fundamental objectives and direct principles of the state policy.  And by section 16 of the said Constitution, the economic objectives of the state are well spelt out that if followed to the letters, Nigeria would have been a paradise on earth and a country to be recognized as a developed nation.  But alas, the operators of the Constitution have woefully failed in this direction. Thus the majority of the people inNigeriaare left to wallow in despicable hunger, unemployment, poor living condition and lack of many indices of social and welfare developmental services.

            The condition is so bad that unless all these unpalatable and monumental factors are well addressed, the country may sooner or later reach its waterloo of extinction.


See a paper titled: The Quest for Economic Recovery: Public and Private sector in

Nigeria presented by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS),

Kuru at the National Conference on improving the performances of the Public

Sector held at the University of Ife, 21st - 23rd April, 1987.

Nwachukwu Brigadier (1987) - An address to the Annual faculty Workshop on Improving

Public sector performance in Nigeria Unife April 21 - 23, 1987.

Oyewo, A. T. (2013): Corruption and Democratic governance in Nigeria being an article

submitted for publication.

El-rufai (2012): Between Terrorism and Corruption Implication for Nigeria - being a text

of paper delivered at the Lead City University, Ibadan 2012.

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submitted for publication.

Patrick Wilmot (2007: Interventions (Ibadan): Book caft at p 40.

Nzeogwu: was quoted by Prof Nwoke in his inaugural lecture at the Lead City University, Ibadan. 7th November, 2013.

Achebe - was quoted by Prof. Nwoke, Ibid.

Nwoke (2013): 3rd Inaugural lecture delivered by him at the Lead City University, Ibadan

(10)Tambuwal: The Nation Tuesday 10 December 2013.

Dapo Thomas. The Nation 8 December, 2013.

Aboyade was quoted in the paper submitted by the NIPSS to the UNIFE Conference of

April, 21 - 23 1987…. Op cit.

Abraham Lincol was quoted by Dokun Gaiye in the Wisdom Diary book of Notable

quotations - by Dee Publishers, Osogbo Nigeria, (2006).

Dan febo, (2014): Legal regime of Compensation for Victims of Oil and gas operations in Nigeria, being a Ph.D. Thesis submitted to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria.

The Nation of the 10th February, 2014.

Obasanjo (1993) Hope for Africa.ALF Publication, Abeokuta, Ogun State.




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