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Corruption in Nigeria: a culture or retrogressive factor?

Patrick Enoch Nmah

Abstract


This research work, corruption in Nigeria: a culture or retrogressive factor presented corruption as a curse and a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affect all facets and the fabric of Nigerian society. Scholars and Nigerian government do not offer any realistic practical recipes in dealing with the pressing problems of corruption, economic hardship and underdevelopment in Nigeria in the 21st century. Nigerians, especially leaders, politicians, civil servants, academia, some Christians and some religious leaders, found it difficult to practice the Christian values, which Jesus Christ himself exhibited perfectly during his earthly ministry. The proper examination of these problems engaged the aim of this paper. The method of approach is descriptive and phenomenological approaches based on the review of related literature.

Keywords: corruption, culture, bribe, extortion, policy, traditional gift, church, religion and social change




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