CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACT IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR

abstract

The primary goal of this research is to determine the impact of CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY in the Nigerian public sector. The study employed the survey method of descriptive research. The main data collection instrument for the study was a questionnaire, and the responses were detailed in frequency tables and percentages, which were used to analyze the data. The analysis and interpretation revealed that bureaucracy in Nigeria has too much innovation and not too much rigidity; it sees human feelings rather than humans as machines that can be manipulated to produce standard outcomes. It was also discovered that rules and regulations encourage the Nigerian police force to operate. Impersonal orientation aids in the achievement of police force objectives. Too much supervision and control that aids bureaucrats in carrying out assigned tasks in Nigeria. Employees are also motivated because of the unsanitary working environment and the strict adherence to rules and regulations imposed on workers. Creativity and innovation, a hierarchy of authority fosters the decision-making process, a message sender and message received for short communication, division of work competes for work comment, and slows the decision-making process. As a result, employees are pleased with the method of payment and remuneration.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The Nigerian Police Authority has been and will continue to be one of the primary drivers of development in various parts of the world, and their importance and impact on citizens’ daily lives cannot be overstated. Prior to Nigeria’s independence in 1960, public relations was not widely practiced because few Nigerians understood what it was. Though not widely used, public relations was introduced in Nigeria on January 1, 1944, with the establishment of the country’s first public relations office. Many Nigerian organizations were hampered by a lack of adequate knowledge of public relations as a career and the absence of public relations programs for understanding its practice until recently, when the Federal Republic of Nigeria promulgated Decree No.16 of 2007.

In June 1990, Nigeria established and maintained the practice of public relations.

The police arose as a result of a social crisis in society. The term “police” is derived from the Greek word “polis,” which refers to the part of non-ecclesiastical administration concerned with the state’s safety, health, and order. Policing and police work were not always paid professions. It began as a noble, incorruptible, and distinguished character. The parish constable system was tainted by the justices of the peace system. The Nigerian police force was established as a federal force charged with maintaining law and order throughout Nigeria by the 1960 constitution. The constitution, however, did not preclude the regions from establishing their own local police force.

The inspector general of police (IGP) was in charge of the Nigerian police force, while commissioners of police were in charge of the regions. The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) recently dropped the word “force” from its name and is now known simply as the Nigerian police. Do not be surprised if you see the Nigerian police force instead of the Nigerian police force.

The Nigerian police force is divided into departments A-F; “A” is in charge of administration, personnel promotion, dismissal, transfer and posting, medical budgeting, pay and accounts, public relations and printing, and so on. “B” and “F” have their own duties, but “A” is where public relations belongs or is classified.

1.2     STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The unfortunate aspect of CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN NIGERIA is that while there are laws in place to combat it, the leadership finds it difficult to enforce these laws. The menace of CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTleads to slow movement of files in the offices, police extortion eg “In collecting twenty naira from bus drivers causing traffic congestion and even road accidents if any of the drivers refuses to give them money, they will start shooting guns to deflate their tyres. The funds set aside for their well-being vanish into thin air. Many people believe that CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY is endemic in all government. CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY can be found in democratic and dictatorial governments, as well as feudal, capitalist, and socialist economies.

The decision-makers Both they and their followers are corrupt. If CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY are not controlled in all spheres of the nation, it is like the old adage “When water chokes you, what do you take to wash it down?” (Aristotle’s philosophy, 451-ME2783, p.355). CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES is due to man-made factors such as greedy people, particularly our leaders, who are dissatisfied with what they have and will use public funds for personal gain. Also, many Nigerians, particularly youths, want to get rich quick, so they engage in all kinds of crimes to make money, such as kidnapping, electoral fund (thuggery), armed robbery, and so on. yahoo yahoo, 419, the list goes on and on, but the elders who are to be Correct them and then praise them. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Nigerian police force was known for its quick dispatch of sectors, results-oriented performance, and high productivity.

1.3     OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

This project’s goal and purpose are as follows:

1. To address the issue of CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY in the Nigerian public sector in order to improve governance.

2. To understand how bureaucratic structure and control encourage the police force to achieve its goals.

3. Determine how bureaucracy improves decision making.

4. Determine how bureaucracy improves productivity.

1.4     RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1. ‘Why is CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACTa a viable enterprise in the Third World, particularly in Nigeria?

2. To what extent do the police’s poor living conditions and welfare affect their performance?

3. To what extent does police brutality and extortion harm the department’s public image?

4. How friendly is the relationship between the police and the media?

5. To what extent do Nigerian police handle crowd and crisis management effectively?

The goal of this study is to find answers to the research questions that have been raised by both police officers and citizens in the state.

1.5     SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1. The findings of this study will be of great assistance to administrators and managers in correcting animates coherent in a bureaucratic setting.

2. It will help the government and television authorities avoid bureaucracy bottlenecks, red tape, and workers’ “I don’t care” attitude.

3. It will also help the police force’s productivity.

4. Corporate bodies and entrepreneurs who want to share their own business police force will find this study extremely useful.

5. It will aid other researchers in their further research analysis.

1.6     SCOPE OF THE STUDY

Because CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL ACT in large police forces is eminent and inevitable for the success of such television authority, the study shall focus on Nigerian police authority and, due to its structural largeness, the study shall be narrowed to administrative sections.

1.7     LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

The researcher encountered certain constraints during the study that hampered academic work. They are as follows:

1. Time Constraints: This posed a limitation to the study because the time frame work developed by the department for the study’s launch was incompatible with our academic work load.

2. Staff unwillingness to provide information: The researcher was unable to gather as much information and facts due to noncompliance and nonchallant attitude of workers against the study.

3. Funding: Due to economic constraints, the researcher was unable to mobilize the work due to a lack of adequate funding.

 

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