AKUMAH BROWN IHECHILURU
Department of Political Science
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
This paper is an overview of “Civil democratic governance and socio-economic development in Nigeria; 1999-2021”. It undertakes a conceptual clarification of democracy, governance, socio-economic development, poverty and insecurity. It explains how democracy stimulates development after the sixteen years of military dictatorship. The specific objectives of this study were to determine if democratic governance has reduced poverty in Nigeria since 1999 and to determine if democratic governance has improved security of lives and properties in Nigeria since 1999. This work adopted Political economic theory as postulated by Adams Smth, Thomos Malthus and David Richardo. The paper concludes that Nigeria should have good governance that involves adequate delivery of what the people need and require being healthy, to make Nigeria a free corrupt nation, boost her country economy and reposition the Nigeria security apparatus towards facilitating national security and regional integration.
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