Public Perception and Attitude Towards Corruption in Nigeria.


Title page                                                                                    i

Certification                                                                                ii

Dedication                                                                                  iii

Acknowledgement                                                                       iv

Table of contents                                                                        vi


  • Introduction 1
  • Statement of the problem 3
  • Research questions 4
  • Objectives of the study 4
  • Significance of the study 5
  • Assumption of the study 5
  • Literature review 6
  • Scope and limitation 12
  • Theoretical framework 13
  • Methodology 14
  • Chapterization 15


  • Historical background of Zamfara state 16
  • History of Zamfara state civil service commission 18
  • Delegation of power by the commission 18
  • Cause of corruption in civil service 22


  • Introduction 24
  • Method of data collection 24
  • Sampling techniques 24
  • Data presentation and analysis 24
  • Discussion of the findings 34


  • Summary 36
  • Conclusion 37
  • Recommendations 38

Bibliography                         39

Appendix                     41


1.1 Background

Corruption is both a major causation of and a result of poverty around the world especially in the third world countries.

It occurs at all levels of societies, judiciary functions, civil service commission, large and small business, military and other services. Corruption affects the poorest the most, whether in rich or poor nations (Anup, 2010).

In Nigeria, the issue of corruption is seriously troubling and damaging. It has dome damage not only to the Nigeria civil service, but also to the general socio-political and economic existence of the society.

Recently, Nigeria was ranked as the 35th most corrupt nation in the world by Transparency International (TI), published in Leadership newspaper on 6/12/2012 no. 1858.

Thus corruption in Nigeria civil service leads to slow movement of file in offices, taking bribe by top civil servants, ghost workers syndrome and lots of other pitfalls.


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