All is not well in Akwa Ibom State. Ineffective leadership has been projected as genuine cause of Nigeria’s failure particularly in Akwa Ibom State to be able to carry on political, economic, and social development since became independent in 1987. World Bank study identified poverty and inadequate access to employment opportunities caused by little development of the economy and inadequate know-how, which results in labor underutilization. The study described as the lack of access to physical assets such as land and capital, and minimum entry by the poor to credit markets even on a small scale resulting in poverty conditions, (World Bank, 2000).
Although, Akwa Ibom’s richness in natural resources, and being number one in oil producing, the state is least developed among other states in Nigeria. Clark (2013b) explains that the effect of poverty in the testimony is the incapability of the state to feed the people well and to provide public health care. In view of the above-mentioned topics, Dike (2003) postulates evidence of lofty susceptibility to health problems, infant mortality, low life-expectancy, poor living accommodation and, single parent’s families. Poverty problems have result from poor governance by the executive branch of government in the state (Dike, 2003b). National Bureau of Statistics (2010) theorized joblessness as a major problem confronting the nation, particularly Akwa Ibom State. Evidences confirms that many college graduates were without gainful employment after they left college revealing the government is not doing much to create needed jobs in the state. Consequently, many of these unemployed graduates felt neglected and abandoned by their government (Dike, 2003c).
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...rnment is under scrutiny and evaluation. Akwa Ibom State is also lacking in leadership that would transform the citizen and the state toward economic development; therefore, this study is suitable. The study research is “defined as an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context; when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident; and in which multiple sources of evidence are used” (Yin, 1984, p. 23a). Therefore, this research study analyses events as mentioned by the participants employed in this study to illustrate the significance of these variables and how they compare to studies in Transformational Leadership as demonstrated by Bass (1985) and from perspectives of Yin (1984b) about the attitude of citizens about leadership that are useful in transforming leadership styles (Yin, 1984b).
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