Conceptual Analysis of Public Policy Failures in Nigeria: Tract to Economic Underdevelopment


  • Titus Wuyah Yunana Department of Economics, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil-Kano, Nigeria
  • Sarah Pantuvo Yakubu Gowon Center, Plot 493, Abogo Largema Central Business District, Abuja-Nigeria



Economic, Policy, Public, Underdevelopment


The study examined the conceptual issues of public policy failure in Nigeria and how it affects economic development. The study discussed the general overview of public policy, the need of public policy in Nigeria. The study analyzed the concept of public policy and economic underdevelopment. The paper reveals, among other reasons, why public policies are not effective in Nigeria and the public policies that failed in the country over the years. The paper also outlined the consequences of public policies failure in Nigeria. The study was based on the thesis of elite theory. The study concludes that constant changes of government in Nigeria, high level of corruption among government officials of these public policies agencies among others affected the smooth operations of public policies in Nigeria. The study therefore recommends that there should be continuity in public policy implementation even where there is change in government as government is a continuum; and parochial and primordial interests should be avoided during policy formulation and implementation in the country. There should be capital punishment in the country constitution to address the issues of corruption in Nigeria.





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Yunana, T. W., & Pantuvo, S. (2023). Conceptual Analysis of Public Policy Failures in Nigeria: Tract to Economic Underdevelopment. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 7(2), 46–57.