Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(3), pp. 82–97, March, 2016.
Nexus between Causes, Dimensions, Adverse Effects and Solutions of Corruption in Nigeria
Dr. Nasir Ahmad Sarkin Dori B.Sc., M.Sc., MPhil., PhD. ACNIM, MIDFPM, FCAI.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Federal University Dutse P.M.B 7156 Dutse,
Jigawa State, Nigeria. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 16 April 2016
problem bedeviling Nigeria today is endemic corruption. This paper takes
critical and comprehensive look at a form of connection between the
causes (root), dimensions, effects and possible ways of combating
corruption in Nigeria. The findings from the study revealed that
corruption had impeded the socio-cultural, economic and political
development of Nigeria through abuse of power and authority, illegal
diversion of public funds, looting of public treasury, embezzlement,
adulteration of contracts, bribery, and money laundry. These, however,
have perpetrated into poor execution of government expenditure and
development projects, budget deficit, excess borrowing, high rate of
poverty, mass unemployment, inequality, lawlessness, bad governance,
sectors collapse and immorality in the Nigerian society. Therefore, the
conclusion derived from the findings as contained in the recommendations
includes: for Nigeria to tackle corruption, politically we needs
effective leadership and effective application rule of law.
Economically, government must evolved and implement sound and effective
economic policies that would improve the economic conditions, standard
of living and quality of life and reduce the cost of essential services.
Socio-culturally, government must evolved effective method of
inculcating value system and societal re-orientation through mass
mobilization and anti-corruption campaign for the entire members of
Cite This Article As: Dori NAS (2016). Nexus between Causes, Dimensions, Adverse Effects and Solutions of Corruption in Nigeria. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(3): 82-97