CHALLENGES IN COMBATING CORRUPTION IN NIGERIAN DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION AND ITS POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

  • Ibrahim Kawuley Mikail Federal College of Education, Zaria-Nigeria
  • Prof Madya Dr. Mohammad Ainuddin Lee Iskandar Abdullah Universiti Utara Malaysia
Keywords: Corruption, Strategies, Challenges, Democratic dispensation, Possible solutions.

Abstract

Corruption is a great disaster that destroys socio-economic development and political prosperity of any nation. In fact, debasement has caused developing countries to fall behind in terms of national and international development. This culminated both state actors and international organisations to wage war against corruption through multiple strategies. The Nigerian fourth republic follows the race in combating corruption and enhancing national development through anti-corruption institutions (EFCC&ICPC) so as to sanitise the political economy of the state. This article elucidates the challenges in combating corruption with aim of offering solutions. Despite the existence of anti-graft institutions, corruption is still going on due to the lack of political will by the government, political interference, lack of autonomy, paucity of funds among others. The qualitative method was duly adopted via in-depth interviews for the purpose of data collection in this study. The study recommends that there is dire need for government political will in combating corruption. Besides that, institutions must become independent with adequate funding in order to meet their target in combating debasement.

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Author Biographies

Ibrahim Kawuley Mikail, Federal College of Education, Zaria-Nigeria
Department of Political Science
Prof Madya Dr. Mohammad Ainuddin Lee Iskandar Abdullah, Universiti Utara Malaysia
School of International Studies
Published
02-08-2017
How to Cite
Mikail, I. K., & Abdullah, P. M. D. M. A. L. I. (2017). CHALLENGES IN COMBATING CORRUPTION IN NIGERIAN DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION AND ITS POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. Journal of Techno Social, 9(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTS/article/view/1766
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