Mechanisms for Socio-Political Cohesion and National Development in Post-Civil War Nigeria

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Morgan Ogbonna


The focus of this study is on Nigeria's post-civil war socio-political cohesion status at the political, economic, and social levels. It examines what the Nigerian government has done to enhance the necessary blending of political forces and ideologies of the greatest number of citizens, and how far they have gone in stabilizing the country in the 21st century. The study adopts the qualitative descriptive historical research method using the primary and secondary sources of data collection to arrive at its findings. It has also adopted the same descriptive and historical form in the presentation of the facts from oral interviews, journal articles, books and other secondary sources that have been consulted. The study ended with a short conclusion that leads the reader to recommendations on how the Nigerian state can achieve balance in its match to an enduring socio-political cohesion for national development.

Keywords: Cohesion, Reconciliation, Nationhood, Demobilization, Re-Integration

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Ogbonna, M. (2024). Mechanisms for Socio-Political Cohesion and National Development in Post-Civil War Nigeria. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 01-23.

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Morgan Ogbonna, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Department of History and International Studies,

Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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