The latest buzzword amongst politicians in Nigeria is ‘restructuring’ which in many case is assumed to mean greater devolution of powers and resources to state governments. It is argued that doing so will improve governance and developmental outcomes.
However in this piece for the Africa Research Institute (ARI), I argue that: “The current federal framework as failed to deliver significant improvements in the lives of most Nigerians. However, if restructuring fails to address the institutional underpinnings of economic and political inclusiveness and democratic accountability, the result will not be very different from the current status quo”.
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