Cardinal Ihejirika (PhD)


The success of the process of interactions (through the laws, norms and the power of language of an organized society over a social system) constitutes the major preoccupation of government. This is in turn predicated upon the efficiency of government in the provision of leadership, public services, economic security/assistance and maintenance of order. The afore-stated are the responsibilities of governance, which demand a positive and welcomed structural transformation of the political, social and economic systems and institutions necessary for the creation of more equitable, just and peaceful society. The foregoing glaringly depicts the government as an agent of social change. Their agency status is however a direct function of the process of their empowerment by the votes of the electorate in a democratic setting. Our paper therefore examines the government as an agent of social change and peaceful cohesion. We used the Abia State of Nigeria example as our study case and adopted the hermeneutical and analytical methods of enquiry in our research.


Government, Agent, Social Change, Peaceful Cohesion, Social Integration.

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