ANALYZING THE APPLICATION OF MARXIST THEORY IN CHANGING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF NIGERIA.

AYAKA SIMON SILAS1& APENDA ISAAC TERSOO2

1Department of Political Science, Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina

2Department of Sociology, Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina

Corresponding Author’s Email: ayakasilas1961@gmail.com

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Abstract

The paper undertook an examination of the Marxist theory in respect of its application in changing the current economic structure of Nigeria. Using the ex-post-facto research design and content analysis, the paper discovered that the weak production base of the country and the resultant un-organized forces of production would not be able to support any sociopolitical transformation in Nigeria that would engineer collective mass action of an active society, required to stage a change in production relations. The paper recommended that active progressive forces in the country should be mobilized into a formidable force and be guided by the Marxist ideology before a change could occur through democratic means, to the present obnoxious economic structure of Nigeria.

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