The Role of Law in Development Agenda

  • Tajudeen Ojo Ibraheem Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria.


Development simply means the process of growing, changing or becoming better. Development has also been defined as the process of change i.e. the process of changing and becoming larger, stronger or more impressive, successful or advanced, or of causing something to change. The ultimate aim of development is the constant improvement of the well-being of the entire population on the basis of its full participation in the process of development and a fair distribution of the benefits therefrom.  A lack of meaningful development manifests in situations like poverty, societal lawlessness, stagnation, among others. Unfortunately, this is the status quo in a lot of societies. This paper seeks to identify and discuss the meaning of development, the various aspects of development, the role of law in actualising development in the society and the challenges which the law encounters in the process. The paper concludes that the law indeed has a vital role to play in the attainment of a developed society whose inhabitants have access to every requirement necessary for them to attain their full potentials.

How to Cite
IBRAHEEM, Tajudeen Ojo. The Role of Law in Development Agenda. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (A), p. 251-259, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022.