n African Renaissance - Corruption and social change in Nigeria's public service : the agency-structure debate - : Nigeria

Volume 3, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


One name that has become topical in current Nigerian mass media and public discourse is Nuhu Ribadu. He is the chairman of the Nigerian Federal government's anti-corruption outfit - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He has made series of headline news through his ventures and utterances. Mr. Ribadu and the activities of the EFCC represent one approach to the issue of socio-political corruption and its aligned problems. This approach considers corruption and socio-political problems as consequences of moral depravity of individual persons and groups. In this case, addressing the problem of corruption consists in launching 'wars against corruption', which target individuals or groups of people. Social philosophy and ethics refer to this as the .

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