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Overview of National Development Planning in Nigeria: 1946-2015

This study is an overview of development planning in Nigeria since the introduction of the first plan in 1946. The main objective of this paper is to assess the usefulness and relevance of development plans implemented so far in Nigeria. The study adopted historical and content analyses in utilising secondary data gathered for this research. Nigeria has implemented various types of National development plans, ranging from fixed, medium term plans, to perspective and rolling plans. Development planning has not achieved much success in Nigeria due to many problems notably paucity of data, political regime changes, plan indiscipline and corruption. The study recommends improvement in data collection, adoption of multi-sector approach to planning, harmonisation of development programmes and involvement of the private sector in planning activities. Keywords - Development Planning, Content Analysis, Classical, Keynesian, Nigeria.