One of the reasons Nigeria has not advanced forward as desired is that governance, how Nigerian organizations are led and managed, has not been proper. Governance is simply the process by which organization are led and managed. Therefore this drag must be addressed in a formal knowledge impartation and acquisition programme of courses.


Courses in Governance are designed to produce functionaries who will infuse proper governance (good and strong governance) in our societal endeavors. Participants will be exposed to basic knowledge in governance, skills to lead and manage organizations of different and divergent make-up. Participant will also be exposed to application of proper governance in Nigeria in all its ramifications. Governance programmes are designed to train and develop high caliber functionaries to drive governance in the public segments of the Nigerian society as well as political, business enterprise and civil society segment with a horizon covering 2020-2100. To this end, future Presidents, Governors, Ministers, Commissioners, Strategic Judicial Officers and members of Parliaments (National and State Assemblies) will be formally exposed to the fundamentals as well as skills required to lead and manage the Nigerian society as it is and in the long run. Also executive participants in governance such as Directors and Permanent Secretaries will be exposed to governance issues that are both Nigeria centric and have global implication for Nigeria.

For purposes of synergy, key functionaries in the private sectors (Political, Business and Civil societies) will be similarly imparted with proper governance knowledge, skills, competences and capabilities.


G1       –           Governance for Long Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, at a stretch, Nigerian citizens who will acquire extensive and specialized knowledge in how organizations in Nigeria will be effectively led and managed in this and next centuries.

The programme will cover, at a stretch, any of the following;

  • Foundation of Governance Course
  • Public societal Governance Course
  • Public Enterprises and Corporation Course


G2       –           Governance for Medium Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, in batches Nigerian leaders who, for expediency, can not undertake the entire Governance programme at a stretch.

The programme will cover, at a stretch any of the following

  • Foundation of Governance Course
  • Public societal Governance Course
  • Public Enterprises and Corporation Course


G3       –           Governance for Short Duration Programmes

Short duration programmes are designed;

  1. To enable participants who cannot afford the luxury of participating in long-term or medium term duration courses, partake in acquiring, bit by bit, governance knowledge that are of immediate relevance to them.
  2. To enable us explore Governance knowledge in various fields of endeavors that are of interest and concern to Nigeria of today and in the future
  3. To address Governance nagging issues in Nigeria.


Mode: Short-duration courses will be conducted in form of lectures, seminars, conferences, workshop, retreats/think thanks.



Three types of lectures will be conducted, namely Programmed lectures, unprogrammeed lectures and Guest lectures.


Programmed Lectures

These lectures are drawn from lessons in our knowledge acquisition trajectory schemes and will be conducted on regular days of the week and on the basis of one lesson together with its elucidation session per day

            Participants in these lecture series who partake in all the lessons for fundamentals of Governance, will be allowed to seat for exams at the Diets following their completion of the programmed lecture.

Success in the examination will earn the participant appropriate certificate which is equivalent to Post-graduate Diploma.

Schedule of programmed lecture is as shown below





Lesson One:                  What is Governance

Lesson Two:                  Concept of Proper Governance

Lesson Three:                Good Governance in Nigeria

Lesson Four:                 Strong Governance in Nigeria

Lesson Five:                  Framework for Understanding Governance Holistically

Lesson Six:                   Postures of Governance

Lesson Seven:               Portrait of Generic Governance

Lesson Eight:                Strategic Leaders and Strategic Manager In Governance  

Lesson Nine:                 Instruments of Governance

Lesson Ten:                   Pillars of Governance: Principles of Governance

Lesson Eleven:  Pillars of Governance: Values and Corruption

Lesson Twelve:  Domain of Governance: Destination of Governance

Lesson Thirteen: Domain of Governance: Critical Paths in Governance

Lesson Fourteen:           Structure of Governance in Nigeria

Lesson Fifteen:  Institutional Synergic Supporters In Governance: Public Society


Lesson Sixteen:             Institutional Synergic Supporters in Governance: Business Enterprise Governance 

Lesson Seventeen:         Institutional Synergic Supporters In Governance: Political Society Governance

Lesson Eighteen:           Institutional Synergic Supporters in Governance: Civil Society Governance

Lesson Nineteen:           Institutional Synergic Supporters in Governance: Nation-State Governance

Lesson Twenty: Integrating Synergic Supporters in Governance

Lesson Twenty-One:      Environment of Governance

Lesson Twenty-Two:      Machinery of Governance

Lesson Twenty-Three:    Measures of Governance

Lesson Twenty four:       Strategies Governance and Societal Development

Lesson Twenty- Five:     Strategizes for Proper Governance in Nigeria

Lesson Twenty-Six:                   Sustaining Proper Governance in Nigeria


Unprogammed Lectures

These lectures are not programmed in accordance with lessons in Governance. They are adhoc lectures designed to address specific societal issues on the fundamentals of Governance. They are also lectures designed to teach and learn certain tools and techniques in strategy such as

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Situational/Audit Analysis
  • Visions and Visioning
  • Internal Configuration Analysis
  • External Configuration Analysis
  • Issues in Strategy
  • Strategic Change Analysis


Guest Lectures

On annual basis, guest lecturers will be invited to address specific Nigerian issues on the basis of defined strategies. For example guest lecturers will be invited to address issues bordering on security, economy, politics, human resources/technology, law and justice in Nigeria based on strategies not just policies



Seminars, as distinct from lectures, are designed as training platforms for how issues in Governance can be applied in specific work situation or fields of endeavors.

Seminars will be employed to discuss skills (not education) acquisition in Governance. Thus seminars are not appropriate at the level of acquiring education in fundamentals of Governance.



Conferences are largely the same as seminars. However they attract larger participants and issues that will be discussed in themes and tracks. Conferences, unlike seminars should be conducted at annual or bi-annual basis.



Workshops are employed to discuss issues that are multi-dimensional and require various instruments to address. Workshops in proper governance in Nigeria are designed to explore various forms, types, and levels of governance in addressing nagging issues in Nigeria. Workshop will be conducted as the need arises


Retreats/Think Tanks

When an issue becomes strategic and requires deep critical thinking, retreats/think tanks will be employed as the platform to address them. Retreats demand temporary withdrawal from the routine.


Exam/Certification: Every participant in the Governance programme will be certificated. Those who are unable to subject themselves to Academy for Governance examination or fail to meet the standard set for learning and conduct, will be issued with “Certificate of Attendance”. Otherwise they will be issued with certificate of proficiency as follows;

  • Foundation of Governance graduates will be issued with “Learned in Governance Certificates” which is equivalent to Post-graduate
  • Public societal Governance graduates will be issued with “Skilled in Governance Certificate” which is equivalent to Master degree
  • Public Enterprises and Corporation graduates will be issued with “Professional in Governance Certificate” which is equivalent to Doctorate degree