African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403


Public expenditure management reforms and national development: A critical evaluation of Obasanjo’s administration, 1999-2007

Eze, Malachy Chukwuemeka1 and Nnedum, Obiajulu Anthony Ugochukwu2*
1Department of Political Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 2Department of Psychology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 May 2013


The article examines Obasanjo’s public expenditure management reforms in Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Anecdotal evidence indicated that public expenditure management (PEM) projects of the various regimes in Nigeria had been at best non-facilitator in fostering Nigeria’s Development. However, an evaluation of PEM during Obasanjo’s regime from 1999 to 2007, offers a heuristic insight into the political doldrums that not only undermine Nigeria’s development initia but also deconstruct Nigeria’s economic and political quantum. The implications of the study were explored in relation to due process in PEM and forensic accounting management in a third world country, Nigeria.


Key words: Budgeting, public expenditure management, reforms, development.