Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

ISSN: 1597-0396
DOI: 10.5987/UJ-JSMS


DOI: 10.5987/UJ-JSMS.17.057.1   |   Article Number: 822FFCC04   |   Vol.12 (1) - April 2017

Author:  EMINA Kemi

Keywords: Nigeria, Political Corruption, Existential Analysis

This papers looks at the incidence of political corruption in Nigeria and argues that the incidences of
political corruption is so well ingrained in the moral consciousness of the people, as some of our
traditional/cultural practices seem supportive of it. While reechoing the fact that Africa is not just the
least developed but actually the only continent backsliding among all other continent, opines that this
state of affairs seem to have led to the enthronement of multiple negatives in the country and Africa. To
curb corruption, it urges us to evolve a deep seated and very strong state institution, stressing that the lull
in limiting political corruption is traceable not only to the failure of the state not been able to consider
the moral fabric of the person seeking to climb the leadership ladder but to the absence of strong
institutions to drive the anti corruption offensive. The paper further insists that from all the analysis, it
appears that the only logical area of concern in the fight against corruption was to make the
consequences of a corrupt decision to be as harsh, dire and discouraging as possible Conclusively, it
contends that if the incidence of corruption is drastically curtailed, it will no doubt lead the country in
attaining great heights in all facets of human endeavor.

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