Article Number: DRJSSES5190362875


ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 6 (9), pp. 133-137, November 2019

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Reengineering Nigeria for sustainable development: An appraisal of Muhammadu Buhari corruption fight in repositioning Nigeria for development 2015-2019

*Elem Maduawuchi 

Goodnews Wabah


This work is an appraisal of Muhammadu Buhari’s regime’s effort in repositioning Nigeria for sustainable development through the fight against corruption from 2015-2019. The government believes that corruption in Nigeria is pervasive and is the main cause of Nigeria’s underdevelopment, hence the need to tackle it headlong. To achieve this, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and others were extensively used as a tool to achieve this feat. The work discovered that sustainable development via this approach lacks the required attention because of weak institutions a condition that facilitates corruption. Based on this, the work stressed strengthening of the institutions especially the ones involved in fighting corruption and an extensive Information Communication Technology-based administration. The latter is necessary for the short run and it should be restricted to all the finance and core departments of the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of government. In the long run, full-grown E-governance can be introduced. E-governance is emphasized because it is efficient and capable of closing most loop-holes for corruption. Also, the work recommends quality education with bias in moral and Information Communication Technology. The basis for extensive investment in education is because wars are won and lost in the mind; corruption is a function of mindset. With proper education, quality leadership is assured. It is the lack of this that replicates itself in the form of corruption.

Keywords: Reengineering, sustainable development, corruption

 Received: October 11, 2019  Accepted: November 23, 2019  Published: November 30, 2019

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