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MAN OF THE PEOPLE: AN ANALYSIS OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Azuh, Dominic E. and Duruji, M. M. (2015) MAN OF THE PEOPLE: AN ANALYSIS OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA. State and Society An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Nigerian Sociological, 2 (2). pp. 10-22. ISSN 2276-9269

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Abstract

Good governance is an ingredient that is at variance with conduct of Nigerian public officials enamored of an environment deeply infested by corruption. Promises made by politicians on the campaign trail end up as empty and often not delivered to the people as a result of their preoccupation in draining the public to keep their political machine active. This of course renders development comatose and the citizenry pauperized .. This paper examined the sociological imperative to corruption in the Nigerian political milieu particularly under the Fourth Republic political dispensation. The paper argued that corruption is one of the worst problems. hindering Nigeria's progress in socio-economic growth and development. Some non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations have been propagating the causes of anticorruption, yet corruption seems endemic and a cancerous monster ravaging the count1y. The issue of corruption in Nigeria requires thorough analysis to get an understanding of the matter. The paper pointed our that curbing corruption has to do with fit II awareness of its devastating effects and how the political elites as well as leaders in power are playing with peoples' well being. In the light of this, the paper recommends that a campaign of national orientation is necessary, nor only to fight corruption bur to change the entire attitude of Nigerians to officials in public service. This would ensure enthroning a value system that rejects corruption at all tiers of governance and levels of society. In addition, government should reduce the extent of poverty; provide infrastructure and amenities conducive for entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the society

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 10:08
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 10:08
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6764

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