Category: Op-Eds

THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORRUPTION AND POVERTY IN NIGERIA

Corruption and poverty are not mere dictionary words in Nigeria as citizens are forced to live with their debilitating effects every day.  A World Bank estimate suggests that approximately eight people fall into poverty every minute in Nigeria – a country where millions of dollars go unaccounted for under the watch of government officials. There are two major ways in which corruption can be defined. The first definition describes corruption as “the misuse of public office for private gain” or…