A Historical Analysis of the Impacts of Political Transitional Programmes on Industrial Establishments in Kwara State

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Nigeria got her independence from British colonial dominance in 1960. The early Nigerian leaders settled for a federal constitution which made self-rule possible for the existing three regions in the new republic. These leaders were able to instil in Nigerians a sense of national awareness by speaking collectively. Unfortunately, the events that started the tragic course of Nigeria occurred in 1966 when some military officers seized power in a bloody coup against the then democratically elected government. They set aside the constitution and appointed military officers to administer the states created and proceeded to rule the country by military decrees for years. By 1993, Nigeria had witnessed eleven coups and counter-coups. The effect of these draconian policies firstly was the polarisation of the ethnic groups. Also, unemployment rose sharply while crime and corruption became the order of the day. Industries and other economic establishments were shut down due to lack of basic industrial ingredients and lives became unbearable for generality of Nigerians. These unfortunate situations usually calls for a return to democracy and the military officials answered by setting up transition programmes This paper examines the effect of these continual transitional programmes on Kwara States industrialisation efforts. The paper submits that protraction of the transitional programme severely undermined the structure of manufacturing industries in the country as a whole and in Kwara state in particular.



Impacts, Political transition, Industrial