Review Article

Infrastructural development and development administration: A retrospective

Kayode Asaju
Journal of Foresight and Thought Leadership | Vol 2, No 1 | a22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/joftl.v2i1.22 | © 2023 Kayode Asaju | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 December 2022 | Published: 26 September 2023

About the author(s)

Kayode Asaju, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Federal University Wukari, Wukari, Nigeria

Abstract

Background: No nation can achieve any meaningful development without adequate infrastructure. National development in Nigeria is predicated on adequate modern infrastructure. But, the situation in Nigeria seemed to be that of an infrastructure deficit.

Aim: The study examined the state of infrastructure in Nigeria and the efforts put in place to meet the infrastructure deficit in the country.

Method: The study was a descriptive qualitative research and secondary data was used. The data was analysed using content analysis. The study covers the entire country, Nigeria.

Result: The study showed that the various infrastructures in Nigeria are in a deplorable state and efforts at building modern infrastructure are still very insignificant. The major reasons for the deplorable state of infrastructure in Nigeria can be attributed to inadequate funds, a high rate of corruption in the public domain among others.

Conclusion: The study suggested a rigorous revenue-generating strategy by the government to fill the deficit gap, reduce corruption in the public institutions in Nigeria, among others.

Contribution: The paper no doubt revealed the ineptitude of the Nigerian leaders to understand the vital role of infrastructure in National development. Leaders with foresight will embark on infrastructure development, not only to enhance economic growth but to attract foreign investors. Unfortunately, the findings of the study showed that the Nigerian government has failed and lacked the political will to develop the relevant infrastructure required for economic development and enhancing the overall welfare of the citizens.


Keywords

development; development administration; infrastructure; infrastructure development; national development.

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