Checkmating the Malaise of Corruption in Nigeria
July 16, 2012
This article was the first place winner in the Corruption category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
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.
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