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The British Colonial Legacy in Northern Nigeria - Paperback - A Social Ethical Analysis of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Society and Politics in Nigeria Revised Edition 2019 by Yusufu Turaki

A Social Ethical Analysis of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Society and Politics in Nigeria Revised Edition 2019 by Yusufu Turaki

ByProf Yusufu Turaki

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The British Colonial Legacy in Northern Nigeria - Paperback - A Social Ethical Analysis of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Society and Politics in Nigeria Revised Edition 2019 by Yusufu Turaki A highly respected Christian leader and social philosopher, Dr. Yusufu Turaki, has in this Book, provided a brilliant anatomy and analysis of Colonial Legacy in post-colonial Nigeria. It is a “must read” book not only to academic readership but also to policy makers and the clergy as well. For, this great work, from the heart of a social ethicist and theologian, has eloquently utilized great insights from many scholars and disciplines analysing Nigeria’s socio-political and moral predicaments. In summary, the author clearly asserts that (1) It is not possible for us to have proper grasp of the nature of political events, trends and patterns in Nigeria today without understanding her colonial legacies, (2) it is not possible for us to solve contemporary socio-political problems in Nigeria without correcting the inherited colonial structures and redressing the injustices generated by these colonial legacies of post-colonial Nigeria. We must do so by using the principles of Justice, Equality, Freedom and Equity in socio-political relationships and in the distribution of resources for the benefit of all. As the former Executive Governor of Plateau State (1979-1983), I used the political philosophy of Emancipation to redress some of the inherited colonial structures. It is therefore heart-warming to see the pursuit of this noble theme by great scholars, like the author and making the product of such an important study available to policy-makers; thus calling the attention of the political and the military leadership, as nation builders, to incorporate and use the principles of Social Justice to redress our inherited colonial legacies. What are these “colonial legacies” that have become major obstacles to Nigeria’s political and national development? Chief Solomon D. Lar 1993

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Publication Date
May 7, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781387981984
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Prof Yusufu Turaki

Specifications

Pages
305
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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