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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.3, No.6, Nov. 2017, Pub. Date: Jan. 16, 2018
Social Institutions and Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria
Pages: 39-44 Views: 676 Downloads: 2342
Authors
[01] Jonathan Akwagiobe Ukah, Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology and Security Studies, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria.
[02] Vivian Chizoma Njemanze, Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology and Security Studies, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria.
[03] Abdulmumin Musa Omiya, Department of Sociology, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria.
Abstract
Weak institutional structures, corruption, lack of capacity building and other militating factors hindering institutional growth and democratic gains, forms the basis for this study. It examined social institutions and sustainable democracy in Nigeria. Specifically, it studied: the relationship between individuals’ attitude and institutional growth in Nigeria and, to identify factors militating against institutional growth and sustainable democracy. A survey research design was adopted using the questionnaire as a major instrument for data collection. Purposive and snowball sampling techniques were used to select 200 respondents from heads of departments and boards of public and private institutions in Cross River state. Microsoft excel and PAWS statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings shows that the attitude of individuals has no significant effect on poor institutional growth rather, other indicators such as corruption, lack of capacity building, poor accounting system ethnic sentiments, poor remuneration and interferences from politicians are responsible for weak institutions in Nigeria. We therefore recommend that the government should ensure zero tolerance to corruption in all sectors of the economy. It has been concluded that Social institutions are the pivots where the development of the country revolves and when these institutions are strengthened, it will as well deepen democracy and Galvanize equitable distribution of resources.
Keywords
Sustainable Democracy, Social Institutions, Attitudinal Change and Institutional Growth
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