Abdulrasheed Abdulyakeen, Nurain Abayomi Mumuni


The study analyses how Aminu Kano's political philosophy relates to Nigeria's mass poverty reduction and democratic practices. In order to achieve the greatest happiness for the largest number of people, societies can now follow the road provided out by Kano's philosophical views. Through the use of descriptive analysis and data produced from secondary sources, it was realized that the ruling class's version of "democracy" in Nigeria did not seem to improve the wellbeing of the general populace. The study discovered that, incessant labour strikes in crucial industries like health and education, social welfare institutions, the health care system, and education have all continued to deteriorate, poverty has only gotten worse, unemployment is rising, and corruption is rife. The study's conclude, these are the reasons why Nigeria's political system does not substantially embody Kano's conception of democratic humanism. It recommend that focus be given to the effective and efficient use of human and mineral resources through the implementation of a system that guarantees resource allocation equity, raises the standard of living for the majority, and defends the rights of the vast majority. The rule of law ought to be upheld since it would, in most cases, guarantee an efficient form of government.


Africa, Aminu Kano, Democracy, Poverty, Governance

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