1996 MMF Annual Lecture

  • Theme: “The Military and Nigeria’s Political Transition Programme”
  • Keynote Speaker: Prof. S.C. Ukpabi, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nigeria
  • Summary: Prof. Ukpabi examined the complex role of the military in Nigeria’s ongoing political transition. The lecture addressed the challenges of transferring power from military rule to civilian governance, the need for constitutional reforms, and the importance of building strong democratic institutions.
  • Key Insights:
    • The historical context of military involvement in Nigerian politics.
    • The challenges and opportunities of transitioning to civilian rule.
    • The importance of establishing a culture of accountability and respect for the rule of law.
    • The role of the military in safeguarding national security during the transition period.
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