Uyi-Ekpen Ogbeide, Lambert Uyi Edigin
Pages 83-92
DOI: 10.2478/v10193-011-0005-0


Based on the fact that military establishments have historically played a major role in the transformation of societies, this paper argues that the Nigerian Armed Forces need to be credible and modernized in order to be able to fulfil their constitutional responsibilities. They can do this by providing the necessary support, in terms of professional expertise and administrative efficiency, for the successful implementation of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 and its strategic Seven-Point Agenda. By supporting the democratic institutions in the successful implementation of Vision 2020, the armed forces would have quickened the transformation of Nigeria into an industrialized democratic nation that could compete favourably with its counterparts in the Americas, Europe and Asia.