Parastatals and the Political Economy of Adjustment in the Nigerian Postal Sector and Regulation
About the Book
What happens to parastatals under economic reform programmes which emphasize commercialization
and or privatization of state-owned enterprises charged with providing essential services? This is the central question that this book addresses with emphasis on postal services, including express or courier and logistics services and postal regulation in Nigeria.
Although major elements of Nigeria’s structural adjustment programme initiated in 1986 were disrupted in 1993, following the coming to power of late General Sani Abacha, the elements dealing with commercialization and or privatization remained largely in place thereafter.
In this book, Prof. Simon Emeje utilized document analysis, participant observation, structured and unstructured interviews in the collection of data. The book also employed a radical political economy approach formulated by Karl Marx, Engels, and Lenin in the analysis of parastatals(government-owned companies), including the Nigerian postal sector, courier and logistics enterprises as well as postal regulation under structural adjustment regime.