Nigeria’s “state of origin” conundrum

Published: 7/Oct/2016
Source: Africa Research Institute (London)

By Cheta Nwanze

Government in Nigeria “is detached from its people at every level of the federation”, said Chidi Odinkalu, chair of the National Human Rights Commission, when interviewed for ARI’s 2016 briefing note “State(s) of crisis”. For most Nigerians, the state and unelected local government authorities are the most proximate form of government. Yet too little attention is paid to how these institutions operate and impact – or fail to impact – on the daily lives of citizens.

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Themes: Internal Citizenship
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2016