n Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences - Corruption in the construction industry of Nigeria : causes and solutions

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2141-7024
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This study quantitatively determined the causes of corruption in the construction industry of Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Civil Engineers, Builders and Contractors who have for at least ten year practiced in the South Western States of Nigeria (Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States). The sixty-six well completed questionnaire retrieved from the respondents formed the data that were analyzed by the Relative Importance Index (R.I.I). the study showed the causes of corruption as: poverty, excessive love for money (greed). politics in the award of contract/godfatherism, professionalindiscipline, profit maximization by Contractor, quackery, fall-out of endemic societal corruption and favouritism. To reduce the incidence of corruption in the Nigeria construction industry, the causes as outlined above have to be dealt with respectively by government, contractor, individuals connected with contract awards and by construction professionals.

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