“Counting” The Cost of Policy Inconsistency in Nigeria: The Case of Privatization Policy



The repeated changes in government policies in Nigeria have posed a number of threats to the country’s development economically and socio politically. One policy that suffers quite a number of twists over the years is perhaps Privatization policy; it has been manipulated and tampered with to the extent that the citizenry doubt the sincerity of the policy. This paper analyses those inconsistencies of privatization policy from 1999 to 2007. A number of factors were highlighted as the possible reasons for the irregularities of the policy and at the end, the paper suggests for a value re orientation of both the leaders and the led which will have a multiplier effect on a number of challenging development issues in Nigeria.

Keywords: Policy inconsistency, Privatization, Nigeria

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