Corruption and Accountability In The Nigerian Public Sector: An Empirical Discourse
Accountability in the mist of mistrust and dishonesty in handling public fund is a serious issue which bedeviled the Nigerian public sector. Hence, this study titled “Corruption and Accountability in the Nigerian Public Sector: A study of Federal Civil Service Commission” is carried out to assess the effect of corruption on the level of accountability in the Nigerian public sector. More so, the paper adopts the secondary sources of data in generating relevant empirical and theoretical framework. It was discovered that allocations of funds to the public sector are not adequately and judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it is meant for, corruption in the public sector has a significant effect on the level of accountability, the nation lost huge amount of money due to lack of accountability and transparency. Therefore, the paper recommends that the adherence to internal mechanisms for enforcing accountability should be strictly adhered to while stiffer penalties/sanctions for corrupt practices be aggressively implemented, corruption and similar offences should attract capital punishment as if these measures are properly taken it will go a long way to ensuring an egalitarian society.