ANANALYSISAND IMPLICATIONS OFANDREW EFEMINI'S CONCEPTS OFPOLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND DEVELOPMENT FOR NIGERIA'S GROWTH
The problem of the lack of democratic commitment, accountability and political irresponsibility among some Nigerian leaders have made the issue of sustainable development unrealizable. It is possible to see politics as that which is being grounded on democratic stability, accountability, transparency in any society. It is bad politics that has undermined the socio-economic transformation of Nigeria. It is politics that has to come up with strategies for overcoming the obstacles to economic changes and sustainable development in Africa. Politics and development are deeply rooted in the need for public good and order. Politics, philosophy and development are critical elements of ensuring the betterment of human personality. Moreover, politics and philosophy have critical importance to a country's development rights and strategies. Politics and philosophy can spur the need for the development drive in Nigerian society. This paper adopts the analytical method in explaining Efemini's concepts of politics, philosophy and development in Nigeria. Development is a multidimensional concept. It is an all- encompassing concept. Development is grounded on the need for increase of the economic growth and the per capita income of any country. Philosophy and development are interwoven. Philosophy is rational and critical; and it will always remain both a theoretical and practical discipline as far as human affairs are concerned. Philosophy has a critical role to play in ensuring the development strategies of a country's national economy. Development centers around human beings and they ought to exercise their development rights and privileges.