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Historical Appraisal of Military and Civilian Governments Intervention and Contributions to the Growth of Industrial Relations in Nigeria
Ijagun Journal of History and Diplomacy (2015)
  • Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria
Abstract
Governance differs in approaches, methods and policy focuses because they are guided by different administrative and philosophical orientations. The resultant shifts in government policies and programs have consequences on all aspects of the country’s socio-economic, political and technological development. Industrial relations constitute one of the most delicate and complex problems of the modern society which merits national concern for proper examination and balancing. Tracing government intervention in Nigerian industrial relations, this paper weighs the contributions of military dictators and their civilian counterparts to the growth of Nigerian industrial relations. With an historical account of how government’s principle of voluntarism metamorphosed into principle of interventionism, the paper identifies and quantifies policy actions of both military and civilian governments which significantly, contributed to the Nigerian model of industrial relations today. Despite the worldwide condemnation of the military for its involvement in industrial relations politics, its achievements outweigh that of its civilian counterparts. It is, therefore, recommended that being the most desirable form of government, the Nigerian civilian government should be more pragmatic in policy formulation and implementation that is capable of ensuring long-lasting harmonious industrial relations while curtailing acrimonies and rifts in industrial relations
Keywords
  • Civilian Government,
  • History,
  • Industrial Relations,
  • Interventionism,
  • Military Government,
  • Voluntarism
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi. "Historical Appraisal of Military and Civilian Governments Intervention and Contributions to the Growth of Industrial Relations in Nigeria" Ijagun Journal of History and Diplomacy Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/oludeyi_olukunle/7/