Corruption And Insecurity In Nigeria: A Fight Against It (a Study Of Economic And Financial Crime Commission)

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ABSTRACT

This research work focuses on corruption and insecurity in Nigeria a fight against it with particular reference to economic and financial crime commission. The specific objective of this study is to identify the main causes of corruption and insecurity in Nigeria, examine the weakness of EFCC in fighting corruption in Nigeria and as well make recommendation that will help in dealing with such problem. With these objective, the research proceeded to use primary data collected via questionnaires and secondary data collected, through internet, books etc, to conduct the study. In the course of the study, the researcher made use of 200 sample size out of 400 population using Yaro Yamani’s formular to get the sample size. The data collected were analysed using simple percentage method and tables. In the course of carrying out this research, the research discovered some of the causes of corruption and insecurity in Nigeria, they include, greedy, tribalism and nepotism and equally lack of supervision of EFCC by the Federal Government.  And equally made recommendations that would help in tackling the problems.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -i

Approval -        -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -ii

Dedication -     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -iii

Acknowledgment-    -       -       -       -       -       -       -iv

Abstract --       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -v

Table of contents-    -       -       -       -       -       -       -vi

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.0      Introduction -  -       -       -       -       -       -       -1

1.1   Background of the Study -       -       -       -       -1

1.2   Statement of the Problem -      -       -       -       -3

1.3   Purpose of Study -   -       -       -       -       -       -4    

1.4   Significance of the Study -       -       -       -       -5

1.5   Research Questions -       -       -       -       -       -6

1.6   Scope of the Study   -       -       -       -       -       -6

1.7   Limitations of the Study -        -       -       -       -6

1.8   Definition of Terms -        -       -       -       -       -7

 

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0   Introduction -  -       -       -       -       -       -       -9

2.1   The Concept of Computer -      -       -       -       -9

2.2   Concept of insecurity -     -       -       -       -       -11

2.3   Historical Background of EFCC-      -       -       -11

2.4   Motivation for engaging in corruption -   -       -14

2.5   Possible solution to corruption in Nigeria -      -19

2.6   Manifestation of insecurity in Nigeria -    -       -21

2.7   Thematic explanation of causes of insecurity

in Nigeria  -      -       -       -       -       -       -       -25

2.8   Insecurity challenges: The way forward   -       -29

2.9   The scorecard of the EFCC     -       -       -      -31

2.10Criticism of the EFCC -    -       -       -       -       -33  

2.11The effect of Kidnapping on Nigeria Economy -34

2.12Corruption and insecurity as factors militating against nation development -  -       -       -       -36

2.13Summary of Literature Review -       -       -       -39

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0   Research Methodology -   -       -       -       -       -40

3.1   Design of the Study -       -       -       -       -       -40

3.2   Area of the Study -   -       -       -       -       -       -41

3.3   Population of the Study --       -       -       -       -41

3.4   Sample Size/Sampling techniques  -      -       -41

3.5   Instrument for Data Collection -      -       -       -43

3.6   Reliability and Validity of the Instruments -    -43

3.7   Distribution and Retrieval of the Instrument --44

3.8   Method of Data Analysis -        -       -       -       -44

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0   Data Presentation and Analysis -     -       -       -46

4.1   Presentation of Findings -        -       -       -       -46

4.2   Discussion/Analysis of Findings -   -       -       -56

 

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0   Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations -58

5.1   Summary of findings -     -       -       -       -       -58

5.2   Conclusion -    -       -       -       -       -       -       -59

53    Recommendations --       -       -       -       -       -60

5.4   Suggestion for further studies  -       -       -       -61

        References -     -       -       -       -       -       -       -62

        Appendix I -     -      -       -       -       -       -       -63

        Appendix II/Questionnaire -    -       -       -       -64

 

 


CHAPTER ONE

1.0      INTRODUCTION:

1.1              BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:

The greatest hindrance to development especially in the third world countries has been attributed to corruption and insecurity. Aliu (2010), observed that people in high places are corrupt because of greed. His view tend to have wider support as most people feel that the resources available in these country has the capacity to guarantee every members of the society with their basic need of life.

According to political bureau report (1987), corruption is essentially a product of our highly individualized materialistic society which emphasizes struggle by individuals to acquire as much wealth as they can without regard to how much wealth was obtained. Mba-Afolabi (1999), maintain that this situation has led individuals and groups of persons to pursue various illegal and anti-social means of making wealth.

Akintunde (2007), stipulated that the challenges that corruption poses to national life is grave. he maintain that since independence on 1960 successive administration have been enmeshed in crises of confidence based on formulating and implementing policy that will lead this country out of corruption.

Ibrahim and Igbuzor (2002), opined that the poor people in Nigeria rate insecurity as the key cause of poverty, they do not necessarily see poverty as a cause of armed conflict. They maintain that the inability of the government to provide basic infrastructural and basic service for its populace, new conflicts have emerged through politicized agents who have used the condition of the poor people to address the responses or non- responses of the state to the lawful learning of the citizen.

Finally, for the purpose of this study, insecurity is refers to the breach of peace and security, whether historical, religious, ethno-regional, civil, social, economic and political that have contributed to recurring conflict , which Nigeria has witnessed over the year resulting in wanton destruction and loss of lives and property.

 

1.2      STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:

Suffice to state their insecurity and corruption has been identified as a main bane militating development and corruption national unity in Nigeria. The following research problems are identified;

·                    Does corruption and insecurity hinder the growth of our society.

·                    Does EFCC makes use of good strategies in fighting corruption

·                    Does qualified personnel engaged in fighting corruption.

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