Disadvantages Of Corruption In Nigeria

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One of the greatest threats to a nation is corruption, it impairs development and causes poverty. Nigeria suffers from endemic corruption; where corruption has become a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the fabric of our society and has resulted in morality and integrity no longer being the core fabric of society. As a result of this Nigeria has found itself recognized internationally as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. The depth of corruption surpasses what can be seen on the surface and is found not only in government but also embedded in our institutions: the Nigerian Police Force, Customs, the Judiciary, the National Assembly and most of government ministries, departments and agencies. Corruption is known to widen inequality, increase poverty and does not allow…show more content…
Development is not always what we see on the surface which is a general improvement and will have its fair share of winners and losers as the previous system will be swept away and there will be a loss of the advantages and also disadvantages of the former system. Over a long term, development will increase living standards, improve health and well being for all and achieve what is regarded as a general good for society at large. Development usually cannot be measured using income, using income alone to measure development will only give one dimension of the well being of an individual so using GDP or GNP may be ineffective especially in countries like the UK where there is a “welfare estate” and health services and social benefits are provided by the State so income will not be a good measure of development. A “welfare estate” as adopted in the UK and other European countries supports and provides social services to those that cannot cater for themselves and or avail themselves of the basic necessities of life e.g housing, education and medical

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