PHILOSOPHY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Keywords:Philosophy, Sustainable Development
Patterns and contents of development are products of philosophical thoughts. As such, human development and achievements are generally products of philosophy. But is Nigeria sustainably developing? To what extent is there a link between philosophy and sustainable development in Nigeria? These are the fundamental questions this paper analytically sets to answer, as it examines the critical link between philosophy and sustainable development in general. The study finds that Nigeria has recorded a series of epileptic development which are presently unsustainable. These are so because such development stems from negligence of philosophical thoughts in governance, policy-making, and implementation. This paper however unveils the philosophical foundation of sustainable development and proffers axiological panacea to the Nigerian predicament. The study then concludes that philosophy is central in human existence, and undermining this essential discipline has a dire consequence on the sustainable development of the human person and society.