Causes of Corruption in Nigeria: Implication for National Development

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Salisu Ahmed Kabiru


The purpose of this paper was to examine the causes of corruption in Nigeria as well as suggesting the Wayforward. This paper examines the root causes of corruption in Nigeria with a view to proffer solution to the menace. This study is a conceptual in approach, as such the paper utilizes secondary source of data collection and reflective method of data analysis was also utilized. Analytical findings shows that moral backwardness and greediness, were identified as some of the causes of corruption in Nigeria. This paper, therefore, suggest that to eradicate corruption the following measures must be taken, rebuilding the moral base of Nigerians, where the culture of integrity, honesty, sincerity, hard work, love for others and dedication will be encouraged.

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