CORRUPTION AS A PROBLEM IN NIGERIA: SOLUTION THROUGH POLYA-MODELING

Innocent Okeke Odo, P. P. Agashi, Monique A. Newen

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The paper is an attempt to provide remedy to the menace of corruption inNigeriawhich has hindered its development. From pre-independence era till date, the paper took a hard look at corruption cases inNigeriawith the attendant decline in the corruption perception rating by Transparency International. Efforts aimed at checking the menace seem not to have yielded the desired result leading to a situation where corruption has assumed problematic dimension. In response to this, the paper explored the work of Hungarian-American Mathematician, George Polya and presented an adaptation of Polya Problem Solving Model (Polya-Modeling) in fighting corruption in Nigeria. In doing this, some distinctions were identified between Polya-Modeling and the current efforts at fighting corruption inNigeria. Arising from the submission, some recommendations are advanced some of which are: (1) All corrupts acts should be identified and explicitly made clear to Nigerians (2) there should be decentralization of intelligence for information gathering and trial courts for expedient trials.

 

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Corruption, Problem, Nigeria, Solution, Polya-Modeling

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