CORRUPTION IN NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT: MANIFESTATIONS, EFFECTS AND POSSIBLE CURE

Authors

  • Keneth Mela Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
  • Lydia Yakubu Gombe State University, Gome State, Nigeria
  • Amanda Paul Bauchi State University, Gadau

Keywords:

Corruption, Conceptual analysis, Death penalty, Nigeria

Abstract

In Nigeria, Billions of Naira have been voted for several programmes such as youth empowerment, women empowerment, Oil subsidy and lots more but had been diverted in personal use. Corruption is a serious challenge to the success of these programmes. Due to corruption, these programmes have been stunted in both high and low places. The paper gives an overview of the Nigeria’s recent experience of corruption. It discusses Manifestations, causes, effects and possible remedies of corruption on public financial management in Nigeria. The paper adopts qualitative research design to draw its argument from secondary data which include scholarly journals, textbooks, newspapers, official documents and internet sources. In addition, this study found a negative correlation between corruption and public financial management in Nigeria. Corruption creates unemployment among the youth, it affects governance and promote social vices in Nigeria. In Nigeria, corruption also affects economic growth; reduces economic efficiency and development despite the enormous resources in the country. It also creates negative national image and loss of much needed revenue. The paper recommends among others that, the success of public financial management is feasible when death penalty against corrupt practices is introduced in Nigeria as it is obtainable in other developed countries like China who were able to apply death measures as deterrent against corrupt practices in public organization.

Author Biographies

Keneth Mela, Federal University Gashua, Yobe State

Department of Public Administration,
Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria

Lydia Yakubu, Gombe State University, Gome State, Nigeria

Department of Public Administration,
Faculty of Social and Management Science,
Gombe State University

Amanda Paul, Bauchi State University, Gadau

Department of Public Administration,
Faculty of Management Science,
Bauchi State University, Gadau

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Published

2024-04-08

How to Cite

Mela, K., Yakubu, L., & Paul, A. (2024). CORRUPTION IN NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT: MANIFESTATIONS, EFFECTS AND POSSIBLE CURE. Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 104–114. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/115