Knitting the Web of Leadership Styles and Strategies on Service Delivery and Economic Wellbeing of Citizens in the Nigerian Fourth Republic

Matthew Funsho Bello, Kajo Aondohemba Emmanuel


This study centres on the Nigerian experience in leadership styles and strategies in the 21st century. This study covers 1999-2020. The population of the study is the entire staff of the 43 Federal Ministries in Abuja, Nigeria. The sample size was two hundred and thirty-six (236) respondents. The study adopted both primary and secondary sources of data, correlation and regression analysis were used to determine the existing relationship using SPSS Package. The findings revealed that a positive relationship exists between leadership styles and strategies and service delivery to citizens, but not significant in achieving service delivery with the standard error of 1.240, and a p-value of 0.387 which is greater than 0.05(5%) level of significance. The second finding also reveals that, there is a positive relationship between leadership styles and strategies and the economic wellbeing of citizens in Nigeria but not significant in achieving the economic wellbeing of citizens with the standard error of 2.312, and a p-value of 0.673 which is greater than 0.05(5%) level of significance. The study concluded that, the different leadership styles and strategies to be adopted are based on the prevailing situation the leader finds him or herself. The study recommended that government should from time to time organize leadership seminars and workshops for leaders at all levels both in the public and private sectors with a view to educating them on the need for quality leadership and the provision of service delivery for citizens’ wellbeing in the 21st century in Nigeria.

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