Religion and Good Governance in Nigeria

By: Lydia Akande  

Christianity as one of the religions practiced in Nigeria is relevant to the development of every facet of human life. This means that it can serve as spring board for the inculcation and improvement of knowledge and values which are important and necessary for modelling human behaviour that relate to productivity. Nigeria as a nation is beset with some challenges, such as, insecurity, ethno-religious conflicts, abuse of power, mis-management of resources, poverty and lack of adequate health care among others. All of these have made good governance impossible in Nigeria. With this understanding, this paper examines the concepts of religion, good governance and Christianity as a religion. It further discussed how good governance can be achieved through selected christian teachings.

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Lydia Akande

Senior Lecturer, Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria
Kwara State, Nigeria

Dr Lydia Bosede Akande is presently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She formerly lectured in the Department of Islamic, Christian and Comparative Religious Studies, now Department of Religions, History and Heritage Studies, Kwara State University, Malete, between 2009 and 2016. Her areas of interest are Church History and Inter-faith Relations. She has good number of publications in reputable outlets, and has attended conferences both at national and international levels. She was a visiting scholar to the Department of Religion and African Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, between January and May, 2015