Bad governance "A threat to human wellbeing: a case study of bad governance during the COVID pandemic in Nigeria"

Hanson-Agumbah, Theresa (2022) Bad governance "A threat to human wellbeing: a case study of bad governance during the COVID pandemic in Nigeria". Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Despite the ongoing substantial evolutions in human progress, the search for appropriate administration and governance that is focused on advancement, general welfare, and the well-being of citizens in developing countries has become disreputable and ironic, in the sense that it has been clouded with corruption, embezzlement, poor service delivery and appears to differ from what is expected by the citizens. However, the results of good or bad governance are ultimately felt by those within the scope of which the authority has been exercised. This study titled bad governance “a threat to human wellbeing: a case study of bad governance during the covid pandemic in Nigeria” is aimed at determining how the leaders in Nigeria have failed in their duties and how the advent of the covid-19 pandemic worsened bad governance in Nigeria. Though Nigeria has been plagued by terrible leadership in the past, the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted more the government's failures to its citizenry. This study draws mainly from secondary sources. The findings from the study reveal that the welfare of the people is no longer the priority of the state as can be seen in the poor health, education, lack of basic infrastructures, non-payment of workers' salaries, insecurity, and high rate of unemployment. It was further revealed from the study that strengthening checks and balances, building broad-based support for reform, and paying close attention to incentives are ways to ensure good governance. The study recommended citizens' participation and engagement, institutionalizing the rule of law, ensuring responsiveness and consensus orientation, equity, and inclusiveness as well as efficient social service delivery.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15381
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-69).
Keywords: governance, threat, Covid-19
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: January 2022
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: COVID-19 (Disease)--Nigeria; Corporate governance--Nigeria; Nigeria--Politics and government; Threat (Psychology).

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