Nigerian Bureaucracy in an African Democracy

by Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola

About Bola Dauda

Bola Dauda is an eminent public administrator and scholar. He served as the undersecretary and revenue budget officer for Ogun State and he represented the State and Federal governments of Nigeria at the World Bank in 1978. He holds a master's and doctorate degrees in Political Theory and Institutions from the University of Liverpool, where he worked between 1988 and 1991 as a comparative public administration and management resource faculty. Between 1991 and 1993, he was a senior research fellow and the research team leader of a team of researchers into the experiences of the African Caribbean People in Leicestershire, a project sponsored by the United Kingdom’s central government in collaboration with the Leicestershire County Council, Leicester Local Authority, and the University of Leicester. Between 1993 and 1997, he was head of department of Race and Community Studies at the Edge Hill University College. Widely published, his writings have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and French. He is co-author of Representative Bureaucracy, Meritocracy, and Nation Building in Nigeria. He is a regular media commentator and analyst on public policy and governance in Nigeria and the U.K. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Leicester, and a life member of the U.K. Coaching Academy.

About Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. He has received various awards and honors, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, and seven honorary doctorates. Toyin Falola has published numerous books, most recently, The African Diaspora: Slavery, Migration and Globalization. He is the coeditor of Yoruba Studies Review and the general editor of the Cambria African Studies Series.


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