A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, LAGOS, IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
This research examines the role of government in curbing financial malpractices in Nigeria public sector. Efforts made in the past to curtail the problem, and present experiments to eradicate the scourges from our public sector of Nigeria economy are also examined. In other words, whenever and wherever a party performs a service or obligation in exchange for some gratification or refuses to perform his duty as a result of conferment of some benefits or promise of same, he is said to be corrupt. This dissertation is broken into five chapters. The major objectives of this research are to investigate and educate about the various forms of financial malpractices, causes, dangers, signal and ways of preventing financial malpractices and to discuss some of the role of the Government in curbing financial malpractices in the Nigeria public sector. The methodology explains scientific and methodological nature, it’s scientific in that it follow a well defined laid down principles and makes use of scientific approach to studying using primary and secondary data, Primary sources such as relevant statutes and legislations, judicial decisions and government publications and secondary sources such as opinions of writers, textbooks, newspaper articles and seminar papers. And finally, with discussion of results and curbing financial malpractices in Nigeria, with Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations we can see from this research project that the efforts and the impact Government is making to curb financial malpractices is having positive and is returning sanity to our public sector, enthroning the virtues of honesty, transparency and accountability in Nigeria.
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