THE PLATONIC DICTUM AND THE LEADERSHIP CRISES IN NIGERIA: THE QUEST FOR A CREDIBLE PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE
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Keywords

Plato
Philosopher King
Leadership
Goodness
Virtue
Justice
Nigerian Crises
Educational System

Abstract

World history has shown that the centrality of sustainable leadership for the realization of desirable social order is not contestable. Consistent with this belief, some thinkers who seek solutions to the leadership crises in Nigeria are quick to suggest various systems of government, style of leadership, restructuring  etc, as the requirement for effective governance without emphasis on the comprehensive educational cum humane formation of persons occupying leadership positions in Nigeria. Using the method of critical analysis and reflection on issues and events in Nigeria, the paper proposed an educational training where emphasis is laid on development of humane and intellectual value of aspiring and actual leaders in Nigeria relying on Plato's theoretical model.

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