How Not To Fight Corruption- A Critique of Anti-Corruption Strategies in Nigeria

Badmus Bidemi. G, AJISEBIYAWO, Adekunle Saheed


This paper set to evaluate some anti-corruption strategies adopted in Nigeria with the purpose of showing why they have been ineffective to curb or totally eradicate corruption which include societal, legal, market, and political strategies. Second, it argues that these strategies or approaches to eradicate corruption represent the manipulation of outcomes within a given set of rules and presuppose the existence of efficient counteracting institutions. Without necessarily downplayed the perennial impact of effective institution in any political system, this paper concludes on the notion that fights against corruption should be assessed on a attitudinal/behavioural pattern of the political leaders, citizens, government officials and anti-corruption managers rather than placing too much emphasis on institutional and legal frameworks which are somewhat rigid and often times subject to multidimensional interpretations, controversies and manipulations in Nigeria.


corruption, anti-corruption strategies, institution, legal system

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