THE EFFECT OF CORRUPTION ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL ( A CASE STUDY OF PRESIDENT JONATHAN ADMINISTRATION 2000 -2015)
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This project examines the effect of corruption on democratic government at the federal government level in Nigeria as it affects national development initiatives since the return to democratic rule in 1999. It argues that corruption which has been considered as a general disease in the body politics, public exploitation and abuse of public offices for private gain has made the country circumnavigating in her developmental efforts. And for this reason, the country is being perceived or reputed as one of the top failing states in Africa.
The project recognises the correlation between financial corruption and national development and therefore submits that financial corruption can be stemmed down through the demonstration of strong political will and commitment or adherence to the rule of law when adequate punishment is meted on corrupt leaders and individuals.
It analyses the current trends of financial corruption since the birth of the fourth republic and therefore concludes that, the endemic nature of financial corruption which have permeated all levels of governance (executive, legislature and judiciary) in the country is an evidence of failure of good governance and lack of transparency and accountability in the country’s democracy.
This study contains five chapters.
Chapter one contain background to the study, statement of the problem, aim and objective of the study, significance of the study, research question, research hypothesis, scope and limitations of the study, definition of terms and organization of the study.
Chapter two examines the literature review, the concept and form of corruption, causes of corruption, effect of corruption, the concept of good governance, the development, and the nexus between corruption, governance and development.
Chapter three research methodology: the research design, research population, sample and sampling techniques, method of data collection, instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument and method of data analysis.
Chapter four focuses on data presentation and analysis, discussion of findings.
Finally, chapter five focuses on summary of findings, conclusion, recommendations and bibliography, Appendix/Appendices.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page . . . . . . . . i
Approval page . . . . . . . ii
Dedication . . . . . . . iii
Acknowledgement . . . . . . iv
Table of contents . . . . . . v
Abstract . . . . . . . . vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the study . . . . . 1
1.2 Statement of the problem . . . . 3
1.3 Aims and objectives of the study . . . 4
1.4 Scope and limitation of the study . . . 5
1.5 Significance of the study . . . . . 5
1.6 Research questions . . . . . . 6
1.7 Definition of terms . . . . . . 6
1.8 Organization of the study . . . . . 8
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Concept of corruption . . . . . 10
2.1.2 Causes of corruption . . . . . 14
2.1.3 Effects of corruption . . . . . 16
2.2 The concept of good governance . . . 17
2.3 The concept of development . . . . 21
2.4 The nexus between corruption, governance and development . . . . . . . 25
2.5 Historical background of corruption in Nigeria . 27
2.6 Evolution of corruption . . . . . 29
2.7 Resurgence of corruption (selected cases) . 31
2.8 Legal and institutional measures for fighting
corruption in Nigeria (1999-2013) . . . 33
2.9 Criticism of the measure of fighting corruption 36
2.10 overview of president Jonathan Administration. . . . . . 36
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research design . . . . . . 41
3.2 Research Population
3.3 Sample and Sampling techniques . .
3.4 Method of data collection . . . . . 42
3.5 instrument for data collection . . . .
3.6 validity and Reliability of instrument
3.7 method of Data Analysis . . . . . . 45
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Data presentation and Analysis . . . . .47
4.2 Discussion of findings . . . . .47
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary . . . . . . . . 61
5.2 Conclusion . . . . . . . 62
5.3 Recommendations . . . . . . 63