In The Dynamics of Policy Implementation in Nigeria, author Mohammad Ahmad Wali examines the implementation of public policy in Nigeria with an emphasis on Sokoto State from 1976 to 1991, from the perspective of an insider.
Thoroughly documented and researched, The Dynamics of Policy Implementation in Nigeria first dissects the explanations provided for both the success and failure of the government's efforts at moving policy forward. Wali specifically investigates the "Operation Move Ahead" education policy that has failed to achieve its objectives. A comprehensive presentation of the region's history, religion, politics, and socioeconomic structure provides the background from which to analyze the issues.
With charts and diagrams, Wali discusses the four main obstacles to implementation in the Sokoto State bureaucracy: governmental instability, governmental overload, socioeconomic problems, and the infrastructural inadequacies confronting policy implementers. The crucial role of implementation analysis is to identify the factors which affect the achievement of policy objectives.