Due Process in Public Procurement as Anti-corruption Strategy in Nigerian Local Government
International and Public Affairs
Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2017, Pages: 24-33
Received: May 22, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 6, 2017; Published: Jul. 24, 2017
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Johnson Emeka Nwofia, Social Sciences Unit, School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
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Abstract
A uniform system of Local Government was created in Nigerian in 1976 with devolved functions and powers to serve as the engine of rural development. The 1979 Constitution further provided for statutory funding to enable the system perform the assigned roles. Decades later, the Local Government performed despicably having failed to spur grassroots development in spite of substantial financial allocations. Bureaucratic corruption is identified as the major problem preventing the realization of the objectives. Being ex-post facto, the study is an expository analysis of how corrupt officials steal Local Government funds and the implications for rural development. The study found that lack of due process in the system's procurement processes perpetuates corruption. The paper recommends among others, that the provisions of the Federal government's Public Procurement Act should extend to the Local Government.
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Local Government, Corruption, Anti-corruption, Due Process, Public Procurement, Public Procurement Act
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Johnson Emeka Nwofia, Due Process in Public Procurement as Anti-corruption Strategy in Nigerian Local Government, International and Public Affairs. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 24-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ipa.20170101.14
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