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Title: ELITE CONFLICTS AND THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPMENT IN IDOMALAND 1900-2000
Authors: ABUTU, FREEMAN GABRIEL
Keywords: ELITE, CONFLICTS, CHALLENGE, DEVELOPMENT, IDOMALND
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: NONE
Citation: NONE
Series/Report no.: NONE;NONE
Abstract: The work examines the role of Idoma elite on the question of development in the area against the background of the high level of poverty and underdevelopment that the land has and is still witnessing. Having produced reputable sons and daughters who have held and are holding several esteemed administrative and political positions both in the state, and Nigeria at large, Idomaland is expected to be among the most developed societies in Nigeria. However, with the combination of both oral interviews, personal observations and consultations of Newspapers, magazines, articles and books, the work submits that, Idomaland is at its level of underdevelopment and abject poverty because its elite who are suppose to serve as agents of development, turned out to be agents of mass deprivation, because of constant misunderstanding among themselves, as a result of ideological differences and thought patterns which has derailed them from forming a coherent formidable force to pursue agendas that will attract development to the land.. To this end, the work contends that: although absolute eradication of conflicts from and among societal elites is unattainable, its management in terms of forgiveness, unity of purpose, redistribution of power etc is suggested to enhance societal development which Idomaland is in dire need of. particularly in the emergent democratic governance in Nigeria.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/520
ISSN: NONE
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