TOWARDS GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT by Temitope Adewoye

The term governance has being defined by the World Bank to mean “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development’

The concept of ‘governance’ is not new. It is as old as human civilization. Simply put it means the process of decision-making and the process by which decision are implemented.

Basically, while governance is the exercise of authority-political, economic and administrative to manage national resources and affairs, good governance is the art of making the government more receptive and accountable to the needs and aspiration of its populace.

Good governance has eight major characteristics; It is Participatory, Consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective, equitable, inclusive and follows the rule of law. It ensures that corruption is minimized, the views of the minorities are taken into account and the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision making. It is responsive to the present and future needs of society.

Good governance is a precondition for sustainable development of every sector of the nation. While good governance can improve development effectiveness, sustainable development enhances a good system of government that preserves the wealth of a nation for generations yet unborn.

So why this epistle you might ask?  I honestly do not intend to play the blame game because it won’t lead us anywhere however I seek to bring to our consciousness that as young people we do have power to begin to bring about the change we need in our obviously corrupt society.

Lets begin to think of ways to promote democratic principles, promote the respect for human and   peoples rights , promote co-operation in all fields of human activity  so as to raise the living standard of the Nigerian nation.

I believe in one Nigeria, I believe that our struggles are labour pains preceding the birth of a new, strong and blooming Nigeria.

HAPPY NEW MONTH!

 

 

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