LEADERSHIP AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
Keywords:corruption and sustainable national development, economic crises and resources mismanagement, leadership failure, quality of leadership
The success or failure of governance in any regime in power is basically determined by the quality of leadership of such administration. Nigeria, a nation endowed with abundant national and human resources still battles with leadership debacle and governance after fifty six years of independence. This paper examined the failure of governance and the challenges of leadership for sustainable national development in Nigeria. It also x-rayed the concept of leadership, good governance, corruption, and sustainable national development. The method of data collection for this work was secondary method. The paper concluded and made some recommendations that leadership failure has remained pathetic in Nigeria. A common observable trend is the militarization of the polity by the military class. This not only intensified economic crises and resources mismanagement, it equally reinforced the existing challenges in the polity.