This paper addresses public policy lacuna with a special focus on the travails of implementation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The paper argues that there exist, significant disparity between project approval initiation and actual completion. It further argues that the common trend in the Niger Delta Region is that government pursues preponderantly, income consuming rather than income generating projects. It explains that while most projects are approved and cited for political reasons and gains most of them do not reflect the aspirations and needs of the people, hence their abysmal failure abandonment. The paper recommends a structural framework that will enhance a transparent policy devoid of corruption and political interest. This will drive a regime of transparency and initiation of sustainable projects and programmes that will stimulate the local economy of the people and improve their living condition.
Umoh, Udofia Sunday, Poroma Celestine Lekia, Deedam Dorka Godbless. Public policy lacuna: The travails of implementation in the Niger delta region of Nigeria. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 174-176