Conflicts and conflicts management among political parties in Nigeria: critical perspective in achieving millenium development goals
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Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria
Achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is unattainable in an environment where political parties suffer vicarious dysfunctionality and economic depression. Nigeria as a nation is characterized with conflicts and violence of Boko-Haram insurgents, kidnapping, civil unrest, ritual murders and political intolerance. This study examines the roles of Adult education and its programmes as conflicts management strategies that can enhance in achieving MDGs in Nigeria. Descriptive research of survey type was used as design. The population for the study comprised 3.5mi!lions of both APC and POP registered party's members in Lagos State. A total of four hundred (400) political parties' leaders and members were randomly selected from two political parties namely, All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (POP). The randomization of the party sample and parties members was done through the use of stratified sampling and purposive sampling techniques. Descriptive and inferential statistics of mean rating, standard deviation, and Chi-square and regression analysis were used to analyze the data collected. The result found out that if conflict is well managed, attaining/achieving MDGs is possible in Nigeria. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that Nigeria should imbibe cu ture of peace through peace education, instilling the right mind and attitude to people through conscientizationand shun any acts of violence. It was recommended that concerted effort should be made by political members, parties, and individual members of the society in fostering in individual the skills, attitudes, knowledge and behaviour that value human life and appreciates
Conflicts , Conflict management , Millenium development goals , Political parties , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Okebiorun, J.O. (2019). Conflicts and conflicts management among political parties in Nigeria: critical perspective in achieving millenium development goals. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy: Education for political stability in Nigeria, 30(2), 57-66.