The Role of Public Administration in the Federal Government War against Corruption in Nigeria

Charlie Nwekeaku


Corruption is a hydra-headed cancer that has eaten deep into the fabric of every social life of Nigeria. Corruption is more pronounced in the Nigerian Public service than any other sector of the country. This paper seeks to establish the role of public administration in the Federal Government War Against Corruption in the country. Secondary data, gathered through document observation, are used for the analysis of this paper, Political Economy approach, based on the Marxian concept of the dialectical materialism of the society, was adopted as a frame work of analysis. It is observed that over 70 percent of corrupt practices in Nigeria occur in the public sector. The inherited colonial bureaucracy is thwarted by an avalanche of social, economic, cultural, legal and administrative bottlenecks which should be overhauled for the Nigerian Public Administration to successfully prosecute war against corruption in Nigeria.

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