Research Papers/Topics in Local Government and Development Studies

The Challenge of Ministerial Appointments in Nigeria

The issue of ministerial appointment in Nigeria has become a “special meal ticket”, where whosoever gets the plum appointment is made for life or better still, as some people would say, has arrived. The person begins to call the shot, easy money follows, and becomes connected with people in the position of authority and most importantly, juicy contracts come his/her way. This is so because appointive or elective position in Nigeria confers on the person a special status.