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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 4(3), pp. 8297, March, 2016. 

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2016.021

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper



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: nhanasir2003@yahoo.com


Accepted 16 April 2016



The major 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 Nigerian society.

Keywords: Nexus, Corruption, Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, Causes, Dimensions, Effects, Solutions


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







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