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THE CORRUPTION AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: A FIGHT AGAINST IT

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Corruption and insecurity have been identified as the most significant barriers to development, particularly in third-world countries. People in positions of power, according to Aliu (2010), are corrupt due to greed. Most people believe that the resources available in these countries have the capacity to provide every member of society with their fundamental needs of life, thus his viewpoint has a lot of support.

According to a 1987 report by the political bureau, corruption is essentially a product of our highly individualized materialistic society, which emphasizes individuals’ struggle to acquire as much wealth as they can, regardless of how much wealth they have. According to Mba-Afolabi (1999), this circumstance has led individuals and groups to explore different illegal and anti-social techniques of obtaining money.

According to Akintunde (2007), the challenges that corruption poses to national life are substantial. He claims that since the country’s independence in 1960, successive administrations have been mired in trust crises as a result of their failure to formulate and implement policies that will lead the country out of corruption.

According to Ibrahim and Igbuzor (2002), while insecurity is a major driver of poverty in Nigeria, poor people do not necessarily regard poverty as a cause of armed conflict. They argue that as a result of the government’s inability to provide basic infrastructure and services to its citizens, new conflicts have arisen, fueled by politicized agents who have exploited the poor’s plight to confront the state’s reactions or lack thereof to the rightful learning of the people. Finally, insecurity refers to any breach of peace and security, whether historical, religious, ethno-regional, civil, social, economic, or political, that has contributed to recurring conflict, which Nigeria has witnessed over the past year, resulting in wanton destruction and loss of life and property.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

To summarize, their insecurity and corruption have been regarded as major obstacles to growth and national unity in Nigeria. The following issues in research have been identified:

Is it true that corruption and insecurity are impeding our society’s progress?

 

Is the EFCC employing effective techniques in its fight against corruption?

 

Is there qualified staff involved in the battle against corruption?

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

With this rhetorical question, the researcher believes it is necessary to investigate the topic of “Corruption and Insecurity in Nigeria: A Fight Against It.” In order to maintain a meaningful sense of direction, every effort must have goals, and this research work’s goals are as follows:

1. To investigate the reasons of Nigerian corruption and insecurity.

 

2. To investigate how corruption and insecurity stifle our society’s progress.

 

3. To look into the institution’s weaknesses in the fight against corruption.

 

4. To give recommendations that will aid in the alleviation of Nigeria’s corruption and insecurity problems.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1) Is poverty in Nigeria a contributing factor to insecurity?

2) Is there a link between corruption and insecurity?

3) Has tribalism and nepotism played a role in Nigeria’s insecurity?

4) Is the EFCC effective in combating corruption?

5) Is greed a major factor in Nigerian corruption?

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This study aims to identify the leading causes of corruption and insecurity, as well as the most effective measures for combating them.

It will also inform the broader public on the negative economic effects of corruption and insecurity.

It will be used as a source of information for future academic research projects.

It will also provide an enabling environment for the EFCC’s campaign against corruption.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

This research focused on Nigeria’s corruption and insecurity. A analysis of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission’s efforts to combat it (EFCC).

LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

At the time of this research, the researcher encountered a number of roadblocks, stumbling blocks, and hindrances that prevented him from doing a complete job. These limits include a lack of funds, a time limit, and the refusal of some EFCC workers to provide critical information.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

It’s crucial to understand the meaning of the main words used in this paper because it’ll make it easier to appreciate the research.

Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC): Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC): Economic and Financial Crime Commission

CORRUPTION: Corruption is the diversion of resources intended for the community’s benefit to the benefit of individuals at the expense of the community.

PROSECUTION: This is the process of attempting to prove someone’s guilt in a court of law.

CONVICTION: The act of a court of law finding someone guilty of a crime.

MANIPULATION: This is the practice of influencing someone without them realizing it, usually in a dishonest way.

INSECURITY: A breakdown of peace and security, whether historical or contemporary.

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