The handouts would be paid to poor Nigerians for about six years. Roberto Balzaretti, one of the Swiss officials involved in the negotiations with Nigeria, reported that there would be strict conditions attached to the transfer of the money back to Nigeria.
Why government is losing the war On 6: Its forms include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.
They argue that the British laid the foundation of corruption in most African countries, with Nigeria as one of the major victims. In the address of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu to herald the first coup, one of the reasons for the military intervention was: Interestingly, accusations and counter accusations of corruption was a daily issue during the civilian administration, as it is the case today.
After the hand over of power to civilians init was the major reason General Muhammadu Buhari gave for the December 31, take-over of power from the civilian administration. He sent a lot of politicians to prison over different corruption allegations. Interestingly, the same allegation was given by General Ibrahim Babangida for the August 25,coup, though he listed nepotism, which is also a form of corruption.
President Buhari, fighting corruption is about institutions not individuals Earlier, we had seen the establishment of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal to deal with complaints of corruption by public servants over breaches of its provisions.
This came into force on January 1, All these laws were put in place to deal with the problem of corruption and transparency in government business, among others.
Corruption perceptions index Despite all the laws and initiatives to check the incidence of corruption, the country has continued to sink deeper into corruption according to an international organisation, Transparency International.
Of the countries surveyed forNigeria ranked This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries scored below 50, with an average score of Unfortunately, compared to recent years, this poor performance is nothing new.
Though the Transparency International corruption report measures perceptions, it has over time proved to reflect the actual corruption index of the various countries assessed.
The interesting point is that Nigeria has not fared well in its battle to curb corruption. InNigeria ranked and inthe ranking improved to Between andthe ranking remained atwhile it slided again to inwhich is latest ranking.
Often, anti-graft bodies have been deployed against perceived political enemies and used as attack dogs by heads of the government in power or their appointors to wage war on those that were considered to be out of favour with the government.
Effective remedy Though political will is a major problem in the effort to rid the country of corruption, some institutions have not helped matters. It is on record that in Nigeria, there are scores of high profile corruption cases pending in our courts with some of them lingering there for more than five years.
This does not inspire confidence for a society that is determined to rid itself of the scourge of corruption. Corruption, illicit flow of funds have negative impact on peace, prospects of developing countries — Buhari Also, cases abound where entities which purchased public assets have not performed well because they lack the technical and financial competence to manage such outfits efficiently.
This is particularly observed in situations where processes that lead to the handover of such assets to those that emerged as eventual bid winners were not transparent. The product of these handovers have been provision of abysmal services from such entities. Until the Nigerian government sincerely pursues transparency, frees its anti-corruption campaign of political considerations, and allows technically proficient and competent companies emerge in bid processes, the country will continue to grapple with cases of failed companies.
The end results of these corrupt considerations will continue to manifest in government businesses not being run transparently and the country sinking deeper into despair. The most effective remedy to the challenge of corruption is to ensure that the institutions work independently and without the over bearing interference of the government in power.
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I was having difficulty using the hand normally and even prescribed medication did not help. I was worried about this strange development and as it gradually worsened, I was compelled to seek medical help.
I was referred to a private medical laboratory at Oshodi. There, I gathered that my blood samples were to be flown abroad for analysis. When the test result was released, I went back to the Federal Medical Centre, where the doctor broke the news that I had an autoimmune medical condition.
I had never heard of this disease, it was my first time so I probed. The doctor told me something happened inside my body and was making my immune system to fight against my body.
A sample of my blood was taken and it was after the result was released that Scleroderma was confirmed.Corruption in simple terms may be described as ‘an act of bribery’.
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A government audit says $16 billion is missing. The Nigerian Oil Company’s Missing Billions. Corruption in Nigeria’s oil industry, Africa’s largest, is an old problem, and its.
Writing; Corruption In Nigeria Essay examples; If only the government of the Niger delta have created jobs with the wealth of the state Ikechukwu’s friend would not have to put their lives in danger.
Until corruption is put to an abrupt the people of the Niger delta will continue to live in poverty. Kellogg Brown & Root in Nigeria. Below are 5 causes of corruption in Nigeria.
1. Poverty Weak Government Institutions. When there is a weak political and legal institution in the society, corruption is given the opportunity to thrive.
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