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Title:The economy, resource management and the maintenance of national security in Nigeria: a critique of the Shagari, Babangida and Abacha regimes
Author:Ujomu, Philip OgoISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic History
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:political economy
economic development
national security
Abstract:Using the regimes of Shehu Shagari (1979-1983), Ibrahim Babangida (1985-1993) and Sani Abacha (1993-1998) as case studies, the author examines the security implications of mismanagement within the Nigerian polity. Focus is on the economic approach to national security, which gives priority to the management and development of a nation's economic resources and potentials as a way of maintaining its national security. Central to the crisis facing the Nigerian economy is the overwhelming failure of the State. The absence of accountability and transparency and the levels of corruption and resource mismanagement characteristic of these regimes ensured that the Nigerian nation could not adequately meet the critical conditions required for the maintenance of national security. Evidence of this can be seen in the dismal condition of the country's basic infrastructure. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]