Keywords: nigeria corruption government, nigeria civil service, civil service corruption there is a broad consensus that low government wages in developing countries result in a decline of public sector efficiency and productivity and create both incentives and opportunities for corruption and misuse of public resources. At independence in 1960, when nigerian leaders took over the civil service, no attempt was made to restructure the civil service to suit the new nation’s own developmental needs hence the inbuilt corruption in the system has continued till today despite the series of reforms that have taken place by successive regimes in nigeria. Civil servants in our darling nigeria are the architects of corruption they design for political appointees and executive officers how to loot resources civil servants are the quantity surveyors of corruption they quantify the amount to be looted.
In the interview proper, asiodu assessed the nigerian civil service, pointed out where the country missed the mark and how to retrace our steps he spoke on the state of the nation and why president muhammadu buhari cannot limit his anti-corruption war to the former president goodluck administration. A nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment.
Corruption, civil service bureaucracy and others hinder development – otumba all hands must be on deck to fight corruption, not through lip service and hypocritical boasts, but by a change. In recent times, most nigerians have been worried about the level of corruption and sluggishness in the nigerian civil service the rules of the service have been subverted and the service has been given various nasty and dirty names.
The researcher wants to state clearly here that this work is studying “effect of corruption in nigeria public service” a case study of ebonyi state civil service, since the research earlier stated that whatever study is make in ebonyi state civil service will represent the entire nigerian public service system. Efforts have been made by government to minimize corruption through the enactment of laws and the enforcement of integrity systems but with little success in 2012, nigeria was estimated to have lost over $400 billion to corruption since independence. The nigerian public service is irretrievably dysfunctional with the cardinal characteristic as a silo of corruption the civil servants and the amoral middle class are the foremost destroyers of nigeria. The recent declaration by the federal government that the civil service is corrupt is a known fact which needs to be addressed as the fire of the war against corruption rages. The ill effects of corruption, civil service bureaucracy and other challenges have been long entrenched in the system to the point that we cannot achieve much success without first addressing all the ancillary issues that militate against well articulated and well meaning policies and actions of government.
The civil service, an integral component of societal development in the developed countries of the world, has been converted to an engine of corruption in our darling nigeria civil servants in sincere and/or developed countries are people of knowledge, integrity, discipline, justice, experience, dedication, honesty, commitment and trust. In our public service, certain species of corruption have gone mainstream and have become normalized, no where is the evolution of smaller evils into bigger evils more evident than in nigeria examples are civil servants who do very little to earn the salaries they are being paid. Currently, the nigerian civil service comprises the federal civil service, the thirty-six autonomous state civil services, the unified local government service, and several federal and state government agencies, including parastatals and corporations.
The head of the civil service of the federation, mrs winifred oyo ita, in her lecture, said the time had come for nigerians to stop lamenting over the foregone glorious days of the civil service she said the service was possibly a victim of the overall malaise bedeviling the entire nigerian society. Osinbajo spoke at the inaugural quarterly civil service lecture series with the theme, “civil service in a change environment: the change is now”, held at the old banquet hall of the presidential villa, abuja on tuesday.