The application of Islamic concept of accountability in leadership: A means for sustainable development in Nigeria
Umar Alhaji Umar, Maina Mustapha
The Islamic political principles are used as benchmark for gauging good governance, these are sovereignty, justice equality before the law and most importantly accountability which formed the focus of this paper. The concept of accountability in Islamic Political Precepts was examined with the adoption of both historical and analytical methods. The historical methods helps in reviewing Prophet Muhammad’s narrative, the paper while adopting analytical method examines how adherence to accountability as one of the Islamic Political Principles will serve as panacea to leadership menace, it will also enhance sustainable development and our nation Nigeria will be in peace and harmony. Through the findings, it was discovered that despite the guided constitution and the Divine Injunctions laid down for the leaders, there are shortcomings in their government. The study concluded that accountability is a panacea to good governance and its implementation will resulted in the expected goals which is justice, and sustainable development.
Umar Alhaji Umar, Maina Mustapha. The application of Islamic concept of accountability in leadership: A means for sustainable development in Nigeria. International Journal of Humanities and Education Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 04-09