National rolling plans and sustainable development in Nigeria, 1999- 2001
Chinnah Promise Chinwe
This paper is a critical evaluation of rolling plans in Nigeria as an instrument of achieving sustainable development. The conceptual explication of rolling plan, its objectives and sustainable development were discussed. The paper made use of secondary data and adopted the structural functionalist theory as its theoretical framework. The nexus between rolling plan and sustainable development explained and reasons why rolling plans failed were enumerated. The paper concluded that rolling plan was a complete failure; it added nothing new to pacify and placate the excruciating problems of Nigerian masses and the stagnated economy of the nation. Consequently, recommendations were made on how Nigeria can achieve sustainable development through economic reform programmes which include proper and sound administration, transparency and accountability, proper monitoring and periodic evaluation of policies and projects, People oriented project to be formulated. People should be consulted.