International Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research

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Determinants of Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria

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DOI: 10.18488/journal.74.2019.61.1.11

Olarewaju Fatai Ogunlana

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Olarewaju Fatai Ogunlana (2019). Determinants of Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria. International Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research, 6(1): 1-11. DOI: 10.18488/journal.74.2019.61.1.11
This study have examined the determinants of corruption in Nigeria's public sector using ten local government areas in Lagos State and Federal Capital Territory in Abuja during the period 2017-2018. Plethora of studies has analyzed the relationship between corruption and economic growth using different econometric techniques and statistical simulation. This study, however, departed from the common methodological approach by conducting a survey of corruption in public sector to ascertain its determinants. Findings from a survey of one thousand and seventy six (1976) subjects were documented and multiple variables emanated as critical determinants of corruption in public sector. The study recommends that policy makers should intensify efforts at re-orientating the society against the ills of corruption by establishing high ethical standards to which all and sundry must adhere.
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This study contributes to the existing body of literature by adopting a survey technique to ascertain the determinants of corruption in Nigeria's public sector by exploring ten (10) local government areas in Lagos State and Federal Civil Service in Abuja. A large number of studies in this area have employed theoretically established and econometric expositions to validate the determinants of corruption. The study uses common statistical technique to analyze both the causal and determinate variables motivating corruption.

Conceptualisation of Lack Of Discipline and Probity as the Main Cause towards Good Governance Practice

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Abdul-Kahar Adam , Ebi Shahrin Bin Suleiman , Nasser Salim Moh. Alsadi

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Abdul-Kahar Adam , Ebi Shahrin Bin Suleiman , Nasser Salim Moh. Alsadi (2019). Conceptualisation of Lack Of Discipline and Probity as the Main Cause towards Good Governance Practice. International Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research, 6(1): 12-22. DOI: 10.18488/journal.74.2019.61.12.22
This is a qualitative paper which is to present the facts and literature findings on the causes of good governance practice in Ghana conceptually. It is noted that discipline and probity are the backbone of good governance. Every country in this modern era want to achieve good governance so that there will be improvement in the economic fortunes but this cannot be achieved if there is lack of discipline and lack of probity in the practice. Hence, literature reveals that there are some relationships between discipline (independent variable), probity (mediating variable) and good governance (dependent variable). Good governance is the main important factor to eradicating poverty and advancing development, said by the UN former Secretary General – Kofi Annan (Court, 2001). This research is purely a conceptual research and a model/conceptual framework has been proposed for future scientific research. Hypothesis has been proposed which need to be developed and tested for effective and efficient conclusion in future findings as such. This research only proposes the concepts that are associated with good governance practice – discipline and probity; the methods used are the secondary sources of data findings were analyzed. Future research findings, analysis and recommendation is eminent on this proposed concept model for future researchers. Therefore, a strong methodology is needed to support all the findings and interpretations of the hypothesis. In this instance, quantitative and qualitative study as a mixed method would be suitable for future research to test relationships and hypothesis that are been identified in the proposed conceptual model.
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The aim of this conceptual paper is to contribute to the burning issues of the lack of discipline and probity as a deterrent in the developing world from achieving good governance. This study contributes in the existing literature of the concepts needed in practice to improve good governance for development.