Barbarism to Decadence: Nigeria and Foreign Complicity (Paperback)

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Since independence in 1960, Nigeria's successor leaderships and the private sector manifestly failed to dispense good governance and corporate social responsibility. Both sectors, tacitly aided by foreign institutions and corporations have perverted the ends of government and justice. Ergo, in Barbarism to Decadence, Abudu Rasheed "Richard" Oki offers an encompassing but cursory evaluation of each successor corrupting maladministration, participatory industry roles, and systemic debaucheries, along with the vast derivative adverse impacts on the citizenry. Through research, eyewitness accounts, personal experience, etc., the book presents an assessment of the devastating decades of adventitious effects of otherworldly corruption on the nation, and a look at the overall septic effects of the vice on the rest of other black African nations. Ab initio, it delves in on characteristic fractious leaderships; past immiserating military decades; compromised judiciary/law enforcement; fraudulent elections; decrepit power supply and infrastructure; human health and educational fetidness, duplicitous and complicit local and international media; natural resource curse and colossal environmental pollution; modern-day religious chicanery and radicalized Islamic terrorism; elites' otherworldly and authoritative brigandage; and ever-present suffocating misfeasance and malfeasance in the private sector. There are also the overall, undermining roles from overseas nations, institutions, and corporations; and, sui generis, China's hegemonic role. These are part of vast interrelated factors that hermetically immure and immolate her lumpen masses in the bonds of anomie. That correlative societal demise is portrayed in marasmus and spectral looks, along with mass spiritual and mental atrophies. Yet her affluent minority and foreign expropriation of its raw wealth and assets remain at exhilarating boil. The grim hard facts and figures indicate that Nigeria absolutely needs to be set on the right path for the long-term needs of her marred population. Meanwhile, the masses intrinsically remain restive with brutish thoughts, here and there. To wit, the crystallization of that armed mass revolutionary mettle should never be discounted in her future. So, the book provides crosscurrents, and propounds on ways to sustainably adjust her venal course mainstream. Pithily, it seeks to provide a clarion call to jettison present, and block future, serially rogue leaderships for the summum bonum.

About the Author

Dr. Abudu Rasheed Oki is a Consulting Geophysicist, providing water resources management and environmental engineering services to government and industry. He professionally served in various capacities for more than forty years, working for, or, directing various state and federal departmental programs, particularly with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. EPA. In his earlier years, he provided services at Mobil Producing Nigeria as a seismologist and as a scientist in consultancy at Superfund sites and contaminated hazardous waste sites, providing assessments, expert witness, and peer review services. He supported, on an ad hoc basis, risk and actuarial analyst services for pollution liability insurance corporations on damage and injury cases. The author is a board-certified Hydrogeologist with the American Institute of Hydrology and past president at the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geophysicists. He is also a participatory contributor in several other engineering geology and geophysical institutes.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781663219145
ISBN-10: 1663219141
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: August 6th, 2021
Pages: 796
Language: English