Abolaji Jamiu Atobatele, Raheem Akanni Okewale


Corruption in Nigeria is not only institutionalized but endemic, though every successful government since the inception of democracy in 1999 has made herculean effort by instituting different form of measures to fight corruption such as establishment of Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practice Commission to mention but a few, despite this only little achievements have been recorded so far so good. Hence corruption has impacted on Nigerian economy negatively such that there is increase in the incidence of poverty, unemployment, inadequate infrastructure etc. which has rendered able bodied men to perpetuate dastardly act such as robbery, premediated killing, prostitution, election thurgery to mention but a few. Sequel to this problem that this study seeks to examine the impact of corruption on good governance. Data was garnered from both primary and secondary sources such as questionnaire, interview, internet, journal, publication, government gazette etc. The result was analyzed using SPSS.

The study found out that huge resources were committed to fighting the scourge called corruption but little achievements have been recorded, the spate of corruption has affected the growth of the economy which has led to structural imbalances such as deficit infrastructural facilities and social vices amongst the unemployed youths.


corruption, good governance, growth, Nigeria, unemployment

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