Summer 2018

Strategies for Advancing Anticorruption Reform in Nigeria

Rotimi T. Suberu
Nigeria’s severe political corruption has led to massive misuse of public funds; eroded public services such as education, water supply, and transportation infrastructure; and contributed to the rise of terrorism from groups such as Boko Haram. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised a comprehensive disruption of corruption but, as Rotimi T. Suberu explains, has not delivered. Suberu offers an in-depth analysis of the institutional failings, policy gaps, and structural challenges that created an environment for corruption to thrive, while also detailing some of the less-publicized successes of the Nigerian anticorruption movement. Ultimately, he suggests innovative solutions, such as depoliticizing oversight institutions and restructuring federal revenue allocation.
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