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Article Number - 1463DD11401


Vol.1(1), pp. 011-018 , May 2009

ISSN: 2141-2480



Full Length Research Paper

Ethics and accountability in Nigeria’s public service: An historical overview


Agara Tunde1 and Olarinmoye Omobolaji2*




 

1Department of Political Science and Public Administration Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin, Nigeria.

2Council for the Development of Social Science Research, CODESRIA, Dakar.


Email: ololade001@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 26 May 2009  Published: 31 May 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

This paper seeks to assess the ethical environment within which the public service in Nigeria has operated since independence through a focus on accountability and control measures specifically designed to guard against abuse and misuse of bureaucratic power. It argues that these measures have failed to provide the service with the necessary ethical environment in the post-independence period due to deliberate frustration by civil servants and the government hence resulting in unethical conducts and unbridled corruption in the public bureaucracy.

 

Key words: Ethics, accountability, Nigeria, bureaucracy.


APA (2009). Ethics and accountability in Nigeria’s public service: An historical overview. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 1(1), 011-018.
Chicago Agara Tunde and Olarinmoye Omobolaji. "Ethics and accountability in Nigeria’s public service: An historical overview." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 1, no. 1 (2009): 011-018.
MLA Agara Tunde and Olarinmoye Omobolaji. "Ethics and accountability in Nigeria’s public service: An historical overview." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 1.1 (2009): 011-018.
   
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