Idris Musa


As part of social contract, the very features of any egalitarian society is to guarantee to its citizens socio-economic satisfaction. Similarly, citizens are requested to oblige with what laws of land requested from them. However, the recent and abrupt removal of fuel subsidy and implementation of other stringent economic policies by Nigerian government have seriously affected the decent life of common man, hence adding more sufferings to them. On this background, this paper explored the merit of utilitarianism as veritable philosophy, which will bring a paradigm shift by instilling a mind-blowing idea of welfarism in the law making process. It’s in the opinion of this paper that, our law makers should adopt the liberal and pragmatic approach in law making process that will ensure maximum satisfaction of common man in his daily life.

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