A Reflection on Attaining Sustainable Peace in Nigeria Via Good Governance

  • Anthony Vincent, Emeka Michael, Joseph Chukwudi , Paulinus Ikechukwu, Paulinus Chigozie, Anichebe6, Nick A,


Achieving a sustainable peaceful coexistence is discernably the goal of an ideal and every society. Obviously, a peaceful setting guarantees a non-violent, less-quarrel, less-discordant and crises free society. This study relying on Johan Galtung’s peace building theory as the theoretical framework is a critical reflection on attaining sustainable peace through good governance. The study specifically sought to provide answers to the following questions: Does that imply that Nigeria has been experimenting with democracy without good governance? What actually do we understand by the term good governance? What are the main features of good governance? How is good governance related to sustainable peace? How can good governance lead to the building of sustainable peace in Nigeria? From the analysis of the causes of violent crisis and conflict in Nigeria it is obvious that bad administration and governance are at the root of the crises in the country; hence the conviction that good governance which is anchored on the democratic principles of inclusiveness, responsiveness and respect for the rule of law would help in the building of the structure that ensures sustainable peace in Nigeria.