CORRUPTION AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (A STUDY OF ANAMBRA STATE)

Abstract

This work is prompted by the desire to fathom corruption and underdevelopment in Nigerian public service. (a study of Anambra state).as a modest contribution of the federal government declared to eradicate corruption in our society. furthermore, in data collected primary together with secondary sources used by the researcher were got through questionnaire and interviews with the Anambra state Public servants, while secondary data were collected from books, journals, newspaper and other written materials from the analysis and discussions, the following findings were made, corruption is the major issue and it has its causes, consequences and solutions one of the major, corruption causes under development, corruption equally causes employment, the following steps should be taken to alleviate the problem associated to corruption.

(1.) There should be management practice, which will help to eradicate bribery and corruption. High standard of moral behaviours should be prescribed in the Nigeria constitution for public officers should be vigorously enforced.

(2.) The management should create more incentives for motivating both employees and employers.

(3.) Promotion and compensation of employee should be based on merit through organized job evaluation procedure, which can be understand by the employees if all these could be taken into account, it will help in the growth and development of the economy.

Table of Contents

Title page i
Declaration ii
Certification iii
Acknowledgements iv
Abstracts v
Table of contents: vi
List of tables viii

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 Background to the study 1
1.2 Statement Of The Problems 3
1.3 Hypothesis/Research Questions 5
1.4 Purpose of the study 5
1.5 Significance Of The Study 6
1.6 Scope Of The Study 7
1.7 Research Method 7
1.8 Definitions Of Terms 7

CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction 8
2.1.1 Conceptual framework on the concept of corruption and local government. 8
2.1.2 Forms and nature of corruption in Nigerian public service 15
2.1.3 The historical development of corruption in Nigeria 20
2.1.4 Problems and effects of corruption on development. 33
2.1.5 Empirical framework: mechanism in controlling corruption 37
2.2 Theoretical Framework. 38
2.2.1 The Game Theory 38
2.2.2 The basic tenets of the theory. 40
2.2.3 Relevance of the theory to the study. 42
2.3 Summary Of Literature Review 44

CHAPTER THREE
Methodology 45
3.0 Introduction 45
3.1 Methodological Details 45
3.2 Materials Used 47
3.3 Data Collection 47
3.4 Analytical or statistical techniques employed. 47
3.5 Area of the Study 47

CHAPTER FOUR
4.0 Results, Analysis, and Finding 49
4.1 Presentation of Results
4.2 Analysis of Research Question 49
4.3 Discussion, Analysis of finding 52

CHAPTER FIVE
5.0 Conclusion and Recommendations 54
5.1 Conclusion 54
5.2 Recommendations 54
References 56
Appendix A 60
APPENDIX B 62