INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 1 1.0 ORIGINAL CONTEXT
It seems that corruption has become such a common word in Nigeria that even a basic school student understands the meaning of the word. As a result, it may be found in every section of the nation, even in the most remote areas.
Using public funds for personal gain is a kind of corruption, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (Lipset and Lenz 2000:113).
Corruption has existed in Nigeria for much longer than simply the twenty-first century (Wilson, 1999; Usman 2001; Muhammed 2003). Corruption is a major problem in Nigeria's government, and our officials and citizens alike aren't held responsible or honest in their dealings (Ogbonna, 2004).
Nigeria's economy seems to be worsening for a variety of reasons, one of which is corruption, which permeates Nigeria's social, economic, and political realms. Unless Nigeria's corruption is reined in by 2030, the country's GDP would shrink by about 38 percent.
It's very uncommon for anti-corruption committees to be formed, but how many of these cases ever come to fruition?
At the very least, to squander money.
Corruption is rampant in Nigeria, which has been named one of the world's most corrupt nations. This has resulted in Nigerians being denied admission into several nations, and those who are allowed into the country are closely monitored.
As a result, it's discouraging that those in charge of fighting corruption are also guilty of breaking the law themselves. There are several examples of legislators who were dishonest in their actions. There are other examples, such as Patricia Etteh, who misused money, her immediate successor Dimeji Bankole, who lavishly purchased automobiles that cost Nigeria N2.4 billion, and even the sex scandal of three members of the senate in the United States. To put it another way, the legislature is meant to serve as a check and balance on the executive branch of government and a conduit between the people and the government (Muhammed, 1999).
How about the senate's excessive allowances, while the common Nigerian is having a hard time putting food on the table for his family? (Chris, 2011).
The politicians' failure to do their part in reducing corruption is a horrible example for Nigerians to follow. Legislative shortcomings are being examined in this research in an effort to identify causes and solutions.
1.1 Defintion of the Issue
Because the elites know they can't rely on the Nigerian judicial system to effectively administer justice, they continue to embezzle public monies and make off with them. For as long as such matters are brought to the attention of the courts, they will continue to pile up without a proper hearing. As a result, many Nigerians no longer trust the decisions of the judiciary, even when those decisions are just.
Another cause of corruption is greed. People who are never happy with what they have, even when there are monies set aside for the country's future growth.
Gluttonous lawmakers, on the other hand, refuse to be pleased with their salaries and will even siphon public monies intended for certain initiatives. In addition, we have members of the legislature who lack integrity; they are unable to represent the interests of the people.
Meanwhile, our worldwide economic repute is abysmal. Freedom of movement is severely restricted for Nigerians wherever they go.
As a result, corruption has infiltrated into the economy's lesser spheres such that even a gateman has to be investigated.
1.2 Purpose of the Research
Studying Nigeria's corruption and legislative supervision from 1999 to 2007 is a main goal of this investigation.
specifically, the research was looking for a way of finding if
To find out how widespread corruption is in Nigeria.
To see whether putting in place anti-corruption authorities can help decrease corruption.
It's important to find out whether the legislators are doing anything about corruption.
To see how corruption affects the Nigerian economy..
To find out whether the legislative process is harmed by corruption.
To find out how Nigeria can combat corruption.
To see whether Nigerian corruption drives away investment.
For the purpose of ascertaining if the introduction of new jobs decreases corruption.
Question 1.3: What do you want to find out about?
Is Nigeria's legislature doing a good job of keeping corruption at bay?.