ERRATIC POLICY MAKING, IMPLEMENTATION AND ADOPTING OF INCREMENTAL MODEL: NIGERIA EXPERIENCE

Taofeek Ogunbayo, Oni Kazeem Adebisi, Salako Mudashiru, & Adedina Lawrence Olusoga, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria, ID CLEaR2017-439;       Abstract: The divergence in the polices articulated by the imminent government from the polices implemented by each successive government when they are at the helm of affairs has incited various criticism in Nigeria. The paper seeks to determine the significance of incremental model in policy implementation in Nigeria. In its bid to achieve the objective, the study adapted and developed an incremental policy framework and brief qualitative desktop research and analysis was carried out. The study finds out that continuous reversal of the existing policy and adoption of the new policy by new governments has been causing policy somersault and has not in anyway beneficial to our Nation. Conclusively, arbitrary policy reversal without justification has adetrimental effect on the achievement of socio-economic policy goals set by the various governments. The study recommends that under no circumstance should any administration throw overbroad the existing project or policy with the notion that the policy or project is an initiative of the previous administration.

Keywords: Economic Policymaking, Policy Implementation, Incremental model, Policy Reversal