Effect of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Nigeria, 1999-2007

Chime Jide Mathew


The study conceptualized the effect of democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria. The study focused on the rule of law and democratic consolidation in Nigeria. Generally, it also discovered that Nigeria has been at a crossroad on how to enthrone on ending and populist democratic culture that will inculcate in the people participatory democratic culture. It also finds out that the leadership is indeed at a crossroad on how to institutionalize the rule of law in Nigeria. Therein, the paper recommended that, rule of law is cardinal to societal development and should be enforce in nation. It is not only enhance orderly behavior but imbues confidence on the people and as well guarantees constructive and collective participation of the people in the onerous task of nation building. It also recommended that principle of equality should be enforced and the government must be made to be proactive in the enforcement of the law of the land.

Keywords: Democracy, Rule of law, Nigeria

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