PROBLEMS OF POLICY IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF THE 7 POINT AGENDA)

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Abstract

The problem of policy implementation in Nigeria has been a set back to some of the government crowned enterprise. This research work portrayed the problem of policy implementation in Nigeria with reference to the 7 point agenda.

In this study as conducted  in five chapters were involved chapter one of this research work discussed the brief historical background with the case study which gave information concerning the research work.

Chapter two covers on literature review on what people , authors, professors have written about the policy implementation and formulation in Nigeria. Chapter three deals with research methodology. The research employed some tool like sample size, source of data, questionnaire and sampling techniques. In chapter four, deals with analysis of result in the research while chapter  five deals with the summary, recommendation and conclusion.

Under this chapter, advice’s were given to formulators and implement or of policies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS  

 Title page                                                      i

Approval page                                          ii

Dedication                                               iii

Acknowledge                                            iv

Abstract                                                  v

Table of contents                                      vi

CHAPTER ONE

  1. Introduction                                      1

1.1    Background of the study                   2

1.2    Statement of the problem                 4

1.3    Objectives of the study                            5

 1.4    Research questions                          6

 1.5    Significance of the study                  6

 1.6    Scope of the study                          8

 1.7    Limitation of the study                     9

 1.8    Definition of the term                      10

CHAPTER TWO

  • Literature review                                12

2.1   Introduction                                     14

2.2 The structure of policy making under a democratic

government in Nigeria                               15

  • Council of state                                        20
  • Federal Executive Council                           21
  • State Executive Council                              21
  • Organizational Structure of 7 point agenda   23
  • Implementation Gap                                 26
  • Aims and Objectives of 7 point agenda

 in Nigeria                                                30  

References                                               32

CHAPTER THREE

3.0     Research design and methodology            33

3.1      Introduction                                               33

3.2      Research design                                   33

 3.3      Sources/ methods of data collection       34

 3.4      population and simple size                            36

 3.5      Simple technique                                        36

 3.6 Validity and reliability of measuring statement      38

 3.7      Method of data analysis                         40

CHAPTER FOUR

  •     Presentation and analysis of data              42

4.1     Introduction                                          42

4.2     Presentation of data                               42

 4.3     Analysis of data                                    43

 4.4    Interpretation of result                                  46

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0   Summary, conclusion and recommendation 48

5.1    Introduction                                           48

5.2    Summary of findings                               48

5.3    Conclusion                                             50

5.4    Recommendation                                    51

         References                                            54

        Appendix                                               56

       Questionnaire                                                 57

CHAPTER ONE

  • INTRODUCTION

Stripped of all technicalities, implementation problem in most developing nations is the problem of a reddening gap between intentions and results.  Honadle (1991) tried to identify the problem associated with policy implementation as that of social carpenters and masons who fail to build to specifications and thus distort the blueprint. He was equating policy with building plan. Quoting him he said.

       “Implication is the nemesis of designers, it conjures up images of plans gone every end of social carpenters and masons who fail to build to specifications and thereby distort the beautiful blue prints for progress which were handed to them”. 

       The above quotations show the importance that is attached to policy implementation and those that are responsible for implementing these policies. It is shown that no matter how beautiful the blue print of a programme is, a defective implementation of it will make nonsense of the whole programme.

1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The situation as described by Honadle above is what goes on in Nigeria. As stated by Eyonmuan (1971) implementation in these country often turns out to be the graveyard of policy where the intentions of the designer of policies are often undermined by a constellation in cooperation with people little attention is paid to the subject of policy implementation by policy decision makers while it is often taken for granted that once a policy is adopted by government it must be implemented and the desired goals achieved. There is policy failure when there is a sizeable gap between a policy decision and its implementation. Such a gap is characterized. For example, by the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer in spite of the stated policy goal to the contrary.

PROBLEMS OF POLICY IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF THE 7 POINT AGENDA)