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Corruption and Public Accountability in the Nigerian Public Sector : Interrogating the Omission

Ibietan, Jide (2013) Corruption and Public Accountability in the Nigerian Public Sector : Interrogating the Omission. European Journal of Business and Management, 5 (15). pp. 41-48. ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online)

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to interrogate the omission in the system of public accountability in the Nigerian public sector that has made corruption a monster. It is germane to state that corruption heightens wherever systems for ensuring effective accountability are weak. There are internal and external mechanisms for achieving accountability in the Nigerian Public life, but it appears that they are ineffective . This is due mainly to lack of political will in redressing the corruption dilemma. Additionally, the Nigerian penal (code) system or sanctions for weighty crimes such as corruption are weak and serve no deterrence to actual and potential offenders . The paper is segmented into : Abstract, Introduction ; Conceptual clarification ; Corruption and Public Accountability in Nigeria: A Discourse, Conclusion and recommendations . In order to rise above this challenge and make progress, the fallen status of our laws must be addressed through pragmatic implementation and committed leadership anchored on sound values and practice

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corruption , Accountability, Transparency, Public Sector
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2015 23:07
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 23:07
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3762

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