As part of the ongoing efforts to highlight the 2011 CIPE Youth Essay first-place winners, this week’s Economic Reform Feature Service article features the Corruption category first-place winner Chukwunonso Ogbe of Nigeria.
In this essay, Ogbe discusses the widespread effects of corruption in Nigeria and highlights the ways in which Nigerian youth can help combat corruption. Ogbe tells the stories of Nigerians who encounter different facets of corruption on a daily basis. Next, Ogbe urges youth to speak out against corruption instead of accepting it as the status quo in Nigeria.
Article at a glance:
- Evidence suggests that corruption takes on numerous forms and continues to run rampant throughout Nigeria.
- Corrupt acts have far reaching consequences that can affect all levels of supply and demand.
- Nigerian youth should use media tools to promote transparency, highlight government projects and ministries that are prone to corruption, and pressure the government to ensure accountability.
- Youth can help transition Nigerian society away from an “ends justify the means” attitude by engaging in rallies, protests, and boycotts against corrupt private and public sector leaders.