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Greener Journal of Social Sciences

Vol. 10(1), pp. 21-25, 2020

ISSN: 2276-7800

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Value Re-Orientation of Political Leaders as an Instrument of Restructuring Nigeria for Democratic Consolidation and Development



Alamu, Adebola Omoniyi



Department of Political Science, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State






Article No.: 041420061

Type: Short Comm.



There had been hues and cries for re-structuring Nigeria in order for it to achieve development and democratic consolidation. Re-structuring had been put forth by some scholars as one solution fix all problems for Nigeria. However, re-structuring without putting some other factors in place in order to achieve its functionality could be a ruse. This paper therefore, examines one other major factor that could aid development through restructuring that is re-orientating the political leaders for better delivery. Relying on the descriptive method, through the use of secondary data, books, journals, internet sources. It was discovered that some predisposition of an average political leader in Nigeria which include, inordinate ambition, lawlessness, greed, perpetuating oneself in office, nepotism, economic sabotage amongst others, have served as major hindrances and concludes that if there is no re-orientation of these leaders to imbibe the hitherto values of hardwork, diligence, honesty, integrity, brotherliness, re-structuring Nigeria may not achieve the expected goals. This paper therefore, recommends that political leaders in Nigeria should be tutored on the values that are held sacred by the country, strict punitive measures should be meted out to erring political leaders, the media (public and private) should have programmes that accentuate these core values.


Accepted:  15/04/2020

Published: 30/05/2020


*Corresponding Author

Alamu, Adebola Omoniyi

E-mail: adebolaalamu@

Phone: 08038268037


Keywords: Restructuring; value; Re-orientation; political leaders






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Cite this Article: Alamu, AO (2020). Value Re-Orientation of Political Leaders as an Instrument of Restructuring Nigeria for Democratic Consolidation and Development. Greener Journal of Social Sciences, 10(1): 21-25.


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