Curbing the Ills of Corruption in Nigeria
AbstractThe Nigerian State today is suffering from the morbid effect of corruption which has eaten deep into the fabric of society. Corruption is a general concept describing any organized, inter dependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system’s original purpose. This is a behavior which deviates from formal duties of a public role because of private, regarding pecuniary or status gains; or violates rules against exercise of certain types of private, regarding influence, bribery, undue influence. Appeals to voters to vote on the grounds of race, caste community, religion, promote enmity because of classes, are all some of the common corrupt practices. Finally, the paper was designed to examine the ways through which corruption in Nigeria could be curbed.
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