Corruption Epidemic is a Social Disorder in Nigeria , ll
Imagine yourself to be in a position of authority to executive law, and a key decision-maker of public trust. What do you think if there are no stiff penalties against the crime of a breach of public trust, “Corruption,” where the consequences do not exceed the tenure of the ruling party or government? Why do you think the existing laws could deter corruption? The most troubling question is that, if a jail term does not deter corruption, what is the remedy?
Pragmatic experience based on a universal conceptualization in the criminal justice stresses that, “those seeking equity must come with clean hands.” This assumption provides a better premise to understand that the fight against corruption in any society globally cannot be successful by merely creating anti-corrupt laws. The intelligence community supports the argument that such a task, especially in a deprave society, where justice is easily undermined, it will be an impracticable task to accomplish if there is no practical example of honesty and integrity in leadership or appointed agents or those in authority. Assess the overall factors of this raging saga of depravity, and kindly provide us your response to this question. Is the act of corruption a social epidemic disorder or a failing system leading to state of Lawlessness? How do you resolve this looming threat to the well-being of the citizens, putting into consideration that quitting is not an alternative in solving this sort of universal problem?
Dear readers, your opinions, and recommendations are critical for our continuing research study to develop a better model to foster ethical behavior among employees or appointed agents, and help to facilitate anti-fraud and anti-corrupt enabling workplace in organizations across Africa.
Mannixs Paul, Ph.D. United Compliance & Risk Management Consult
Corruption, An Epidemic Social Disorder In Nigeria-1-
The abuse of public trust has become a standard way of living, but such a corrupt orientation is challenged by other countries of the world, considering that the lack of a nation’s integrity is injurious to trustworthiness. After a careful assessment of a decade data of the nation’s perception index of corruption, the fight against corruption is far from achieving the key goal of appointed agencies. This is dangerous for any society because finding a care for such an epidemic of social disorder, “deprave culture” is harder said than done, and such cannot be overwhelmed with just the pen of the law, but requires a more pragmatic approach, that requires a combination of aggressive enforcement of the law, effective internal control system, and grass root orientation.
There are various schools of thoughts relating unethical practices in societies depending on their value system, but one would argue that a long tradition of corruption is a potential hazard for the fight against corruption, which makes it demanding and uneasy for anti-corrupt agencies without public support. Usually an unethical practice that is beyond control in any society is a key to a state of anarchy. This is dangerous for any society because finding a care for such an epidemic of social disorder, “deprave culture” is harder said than done, and such cannot be overwhelmed with just the pen of the law, but requires a more pragmatic approach, that requires a combination of aggressive enforcement the rules and regulation, and grass root orientation.
However, the political will to bring to birth to fight corruption is a civil duty of all citizens, but those in leadership must provide the enabling environment, and now is the time. On the other hand, the implementation of key strategic change is needed to reinforce the fight against corruption because the data provided supports the assumption that over a decade of the fight against corruption, a negligible success is attained; change of strategy is necessary. Government is encouraged to implement preventive methods rather than focusing on fighting the crime of corruption.