International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Ethical challenges and institutional corruption in Nigeria’s civil service


Amadi, Lawrence Obodowhuo

This paper discusses ethical challenges and institutional corruption in Nigeria civil service and relied on the premise of the classical bureaucratic theory as a theoretical direction. The theory upholds that bureaucratic organizations must have certain characteristics which inform its relationship within the organization/bureaucracy for results to be achieved. The paper argues that institutional corruption arises mainly as a result of ethical violation in the civil service. In Nigeria Civil Service today factors such as ethical, political learning, primordial interest and private considerations more often than not take precedence over competence and merit in employment process and promotions. These challenges leave the institution unsound, tainted and as such corrupt and little strength to produce result. The paper recommends the adoption of the French method of recruitment into the civil service as well as committed exercise in external ethical auditing in the Nigeria civil service.
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Amadi, Lawrence Obodowhuo. Ethical challenges and institutional corruption in Nigeria’s civil service. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 72-75
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