ANALYSIS OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS) AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

Brown Egbe Isokon (PhD), Erim Ekeh Joseph, Divine Brown Egbe

Abstract


The utilization of management information system (MIS) in democratic process and governance has made a milestone achievement in western countries today. But in Africa and Nigeria in particular, the case is different as the political elites decide to shun management information system as a support tool for decision making, required for effective democratic governance.  The political leadership in Nigeria is yet to come to terms with the importance of scientific and technological management of information that can enhance good democratic government. This is evident during the 2019 electoral processes where electronic voting system was not well utilized, resulting to unwholesome practices such as rigging and ballot box snatching during the electioneering process. Also, political leaders tend to be ignorant or do not have the right aptitude to conduct the affairs of government. The consequence being that political leaders are corrupt, insensitive to the needs of the masses, arrogant, living flamboyant lives at the expense of the populace. This is further shown in the inflationary trends, rampant youth restiveness, terrorism, kidnapping among others. Based on these findings, it was recommended that there should be adequate training and retraining of political leaders on effective utilization of MIS to facilitate their decision making processes. There should also be continuous application of MIS in all aspects of elected and political appointments for enhanced performance. The government should also motivate political leaders to make use of MIS in the management of funds.


Keywords


Non-Utilization, Management, Information, System, Political leaders, Office holders, Democratic, Governance

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