Federalism and National Development Planning in Nigeria
Adam Adem Anyebe

The viewpoint often heard among students ofdevelopment planningis that federalism is not compatible with national development planning; yet little is available by a way of empirical studies to demonstrate the influence of one on the other. This studytherefore was undertaken to examine the relationship between the two variables in Nigeria. The study used documentary sources and personal interviews in data collection. It was revealed among others, that Nigeria has not achieved a fully integrated national development planning because of its federal arrangement. It was therefore recommended that the intergovernmental planning institutions should be strengthened while the National Bureau of Statistics should be equipped with modern techniques for data collection, processing, storage and retrieval.

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