ISBN 9789787856185
Pages 58
Dimensions 210x148 mm
Published 2024
Publisher Yintab Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Nigeria Corruption Perception Data

by Babafemi Badejo

Nigeria grapples with a profound governance challenge—a leadership deficit entwined with pervasive corruption both of which undermines necessary answers to an unfavourable external dynamics. Babafemi A. Badejo, a seasoned political scientist and former senior United Nations official, delves into this pressing issue with meticulous research and insightful analysis amplifying the views of Nigerians. In understanding corruption in Nigeria, Badejo presents findings from a groundbreaking survey conducted among 1,500 Nigerians from diverse backgrounds. This raw report captures the pulse of the nation, reflecting on citizens' perceptions and recommendations regarding corruption and governmental interventions. From the intricacies of corruption within the three arms of government, three levels of governance and the three sectors of society: public, private, and social as well as its gender-specific nuances, this study provides a comprehensive examination. Badejo reveals the stark realities taced by Nigerians across all geopolitical zones, shedding light on the urgent need for effective anti-corruption measures. Drawing on decades of experience in conflict resolution and political analysis, Badejo's work offers strategic insights into combating corruption. The study shows the importance of transparency, accountability, and public engagement in restoring faith in governance. With clarity and expertise, Badejo's work calls upon all stakeholders to unite in the fight against corruption.

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About the Author

Babafemi Badejo

Babafemi Badejo, a Political Scientist and Lawyer hails from Nigeria. Badejo, prior to his current role as Head of Political Affairs at the UN Mission in Liberia, served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia. Badejo played primary role in the design, negotiation and implementation of the Djibouti Initiative that set up national governance structures for Somalia after decade of civil strife. He also organised and participated in peace accord negotiations among Somali leaders that resulted in the Nairobi Declaration of March 1994.

He has recently published a biography of Raila Odinga, a foremost politician in Kenya. Described as "an excellent introduction for the uninitiated to the complex landscape of Kenyan politics" by Dr. Jeremy Matam Farrall, University of Tasmania, Australia the book will be available from African Books Collective next month.