Diversity Management and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Buhari’s Administration in Perspective.

1Ifegwu, Agwu Nduka and 2Bridge Njideka Ethel

1&2Department of Public Administration

Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Nigera.

Corresponding Author’s Email: ifegwu.nduka@federeralpolyoko.edu.ng

Abstract

Every heterogeneous society is under obligation to devise ways of managing their differences if they must achieve unity and meaningful progress. Our concern is how Nigeria has fared in this task under the watch of Buhari’s administration. The Work hinged on National Integration Theory as it attempts to investigate how Nigeria has managed its diversity with such instruments as Quota system, federal character principle and the effect on sustainable development. The research adopts a discourse approach based on content analysis. The finding is that Nigeria is still long way to joining the leagues of developed nations consequent upon poor management of her diversity through denial which has produced  anti-development phenomena such as agitations, terrorism, banditry and general insecurity, corruption, unproductive economy and such like. We therefore recommend that diversity management should be a practical-based policy rather than a tool of manipulation that only serve idiosyncratic and particularistic interest.

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