This book demonstrates that national security and good governance are opposite sides of the same coin. As good governance improves, national security also improves, in that challenges to national security become lesser and lesser in such a society.
It concludes that for most of Africa, this is not happening fast enough. Thus, creating fertile grounds for their citizens, especially the youths, to resort to self-help measures, some of which include violence and militancy. These have further complicated the issues of national security, good governance and democracy in Africa.
Praise for the Book
"This book is a must read. Dr. Dan Mou, a world-class trained political scientist, who has served at various ministries and parastatals in Nigeria before retirement, has made stunning revelations." Lead Times Africa Magazine.
"Dr. Dan Mou, a varsity don and seasoned civil servant, (who) spent over two decades working in Nigeria's Presidency, provides deep insights in this book, into the intractable security situation in Nigeria and Africa. He also x-rays economic policies, among other issues". Daily Trust.
"Having successfully designed and masterminded many workable national schemes in the past in Nigeria, like the memoranda that led to the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Amnesty Programme for the Niger Delta Region, to mention just a few,... Dr. Dan Mou, in this book, has (proposed) permanent solutions ...it is no fallacy to say that no one else could have done it better." Dr. O. W. Bashorun, Provost, College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria.