Stephen Chukwuma Alumona


In this study Appraisal of Development Challenges in an era of Recession: A Socio-Cultural Perspective, the writer reviewed a number of literatures for the assessment and understanding of the key concepts in the topic. Development as a concept was diagnosed and seen to be a multi-headed concept which actually though multi-headed must toll a one directional approach in its activities, and that is towards the progressive move of whatever is affected by it. The work noted that every form of development in whatever ramifications must be tied to the economy of a society as its base. Nigeria currently is a society in which the social and cultural structuring are pure basic challenges to her development. And when tied to the issue of recession, the idea of development currently in Nigeria begins to be an illusion. On the socio-cultural issue is that Nigeria is in a very trying period of her life. With our culture of over respect for wealth, people are currently looting the poor naira in view of the problem of threats from many quarters of Nigeria. This exercise has given Nigeria a dent on the face in the international community. No nation can exist and develop without a proper tie to the international community and currently, investors from other nations find it uninviting to come into Nigeria to invest. With a receding economy, every facet of Nigeria is not healthy for any kind of proper development. Every social institution is in a sick state in Nigeria.

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