HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 19 no. 2 (2010)

Corruption in Contemporary Nigeria

Gabriel K. Afolabi

Discipline: Economics



Events in contemporary Nigeria point to the fact that corruption is a cankerworm that has eaten into the fabric of every facet of national life. Public officials demand payment of ransom before and/or after performing their legitimate functions. Businesspeople shortchange their customers through unfair dealings, while law-enforcement agents demand bribes and collaborate with fraudulent elements in the society. Employee theft is a common occurrence in many organizations. This study focuses on the nature of corruption, as well as causes, and strategies to adopt in curbing this disease in contemporary Nigeria. It concludes on the need to adopt a multidimensional approach, which would involve both national and international agencies, in solving the problem.