The State and the Politics of Development in Nigeria
By Amaechi Anakwue
The book discusses the politics and contestations around economic development in Nigeria, and argues that the heavy reliance on projects, policies, and programmes primed towards improving the GDP are defective strategies that can hardly lead to sustainable development. The author recommends a people-centred strategy that will focus on the needs of citizens such as access to good education and healthcare as well as a system that ensures equity, fairness and justice for all.
Amaechi Anakwue has been a broadcast journalist with global exposure for over two decades. He holds a PhD in political economy with research interest on development issues. He is the author of The Politics of Economic Regulation in Nigeria (2019) and has also contributed to several peer-reviewed international journals.