Education Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec  2019, Pages 96-107; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

An Empirical Assessment of the Persistence of Corruption in Nigeria

, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec  2019, Pages 96-107.

DOI: 10.31058/

Samuel Owupele 1*

1 Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria

Received: 1 December 2019; Accepted: 15 December 2019; Published: 31 December 2019

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This study empirically assessed reasons for the persistence of corruption in Nigeria in spite of measures put in place to curb it by successive administration. Discussions about corruption management often include the genuineness of the various tiers of government in controlling the antecedent factors of corruption. Five hundred and forty respondents were randomly selected to participate in the study. The data for the study were collected using validated questionnaire and structured interview. One research question was raised and analyzed using simple percentagesat0.05level of significance. The findings indicated that delayed payment of salaries on time (54.3), celebrating people who are rich it not minding the sources (62.8%); and not punishing people for offence committed make others to do the same (54.6%) are some of the reasons for the persistence of corruption in Nigeria. Based on the findings of this study recommendations were made.


Corruption, Persistence, Perception of Corruption, Nigeria


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