THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE CORRUPT PRACTICES ON THE DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN THE NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC

  • Yusuf Abdu Yusuf 1.University Utara Malaysia 2. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Nigeria
  • Kamarul Zaman Haji Yusoff School of International Studies Universiti Utara Malaysia, MALAYSIA
  • Knocks Tapiwa Zengeni Department of Public Administration Bauchi State University, Gadau, NIGERIA
Keywords: Implications, Legislature, Democratic Consolidation and Corrupt Practices.

Abstract

This study analyses the corrupt practices in the Nigerian democracy with specific reference to national legislatures. Using thematic analysis after conducting semi structured interviews, the paper argues that, legislative corrupt practices have become one of the greatest threats to the Nigeria democratic consolidation; it reveals that, corrupt practices are responsible for the poor implementation of public policies in health, education and other infrastructures, it also contributes to the youth unemployment, poverty and national crisis. The paper opines that, corrupt practices of legislative members are inimical and obstacle to democratic consolidation in Nigeria, since the legislature is an institution that is expected to consolidate democracy. Until the institution has been strengthened in its oversight function, scrupulous screening of the legislature is undertaken before the election, the strengthening of recall back mechanism, and the comprehensive approach to deter corrupt practices by the anti-graft institutions, consolidated democracy would not be attained in Nigeria.

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Yusuf Abdu Yusuf, 1.University Utara Malaysia 2. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Nigeria
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Published
30-07-2018
How to Cite
Yusuf, Y. A., Haji Yusoff, K. Z., & Zengeni, K. T. (2018). THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE CORRUPT PRACTICES ON THE DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN THE NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC. Journal of Techno Social, 10(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTS/article/view/1920
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