The Urgency of Now!
Building a True Nigerian Nation
About the Book
The question of nation building has enjoyed currency in the discourse about the general development of countries around the world. Its global importance could be discerned in two different areas; nation-building as applied to efforts aimed at rebuilding a country after a war as in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on; and nation-building with regard to efforts aimed at dealing with the sobering realities of failed or failing countries whose populations have been exploited, abused and mismanaged almost to the point of extinction. As can, and should be expected, Nigeria and Nigerians, at home and abroad, have not been exempt from these discourses especially in the past few years as the country’s nascent and fledging (?) democracy became embarrassingly threatened to the point of abortion within Nigeria and the international community of nations. In one’s sober moments, the realisation that Nigeria is fast becoming another failed state procures rather scary thoughts.
About the Author
Professor Angelicus-M. Bankole Onasanya was born in Ushi-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria of Ijebu-Ode and Abeokuta parents. He attended Olu-Iwa College [now Adeola Odutola College] Ijebu-Ode where he obtained his West African and Higher School Certificates. He received a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; a Master of Science degree in Agro-Industrial Management from the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; a Certificate of Fellow from the Center for Advanced Engineering Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Professor Onasanya taught very briefly upon graduation from the University of Ibadan and also worked in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service. He has taught at several colleges in the United States. He is a Professor of Business Administration and an International Management Consultant. His previous Xlibris books are “Crisis: Nigeria’s Moment of Decision;” and “The Urgency of Now: Building a True Nigerian Nation.”