The electricity sector is an immensely critical component of the equations in a 21st century economy. Economic security on the other hand is the essence of national development. The crucial question in this study therefore borders on the extent to which the electricity sector in Nigeria positively relates to economic security and how these variables ultimately link with national developmental dreams in this nation-state. We have made use of secondary sources of data and the elite theoretical framework in the conduct of the study. The methodology of the study is the critical mode of research. Our findings indicate that there are immense weak-linkages between Nigeria’s electricity sector reality, economic security and national developmental aspirations in the country. And this is principally (un) driven by elite insensitivity. The paper emphasizes that a critical leadership challenge in Nigeria hinges on the appreciation of the import of these linkages by current and subsequent generations of national development planners in the Nigerian state.
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 65)
R. C. Okeke and F. C. Agbodike, "Electricity Sector Reality, Economic Security and National Development in Nigeria: An Elite Theory Dimension", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 65, pp. 40-46, 2015