Causes Of Corruption In Nigeria

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Nigeria, also called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West-Africa consisting of 36 states, including the capital Abuja. The country is bordering Niger in the north, Benin in the west and Cameroon and Chad in the east. Nigeria has an estimated population of 180 million inhabitants, making it the most populous country in Africa. The West-African country is also the wealthiest country in Africa, due to large revenues from the oil industry. Unfortunately, the industry does not only have beneficial impacts. The constantly increasing industry is destroying the Nigerian environment, because of pollution. Furthermore, there are corrupt politicians in the Nigerian government who are exploiting the revenue from the industry. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of corruption in the private sector as well. How has all this corruption affected Nigeria and what can be done to solve this? To begin with, corruption is the main issue in Nigeria. Corruption is at the root of almost every major issue. Basically, corruption is to give or accept bribes in any form. And as a matter of fact, Nigeria is one of the most corrupt nations in Africa. In 2013, Nigeria was ranked the 33rd most corrupt nation worldwide by Transparency International. Although they were ranked the 38th most corrupt nation the year after, there is still much room for improvement. How can we explain why there is so much corruption in Nigeria? There is no specific reason that explains why there is so much
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