COMBATING ENDEMIC CORRUPTION THROUGH WHISTLEBLOWING IN NIGERIA. THE NEED FOR A LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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The paper emphasizes the importance of enacting legislations on whistleblowing to combat endemic corruption in Nigeria since the present strategy of battling corruption is through whistleblowing policy, which have no legal authority. It states the various definitions of corruption propounded by scholars, as well as its occurrences and harmful impacts on the Nigerian state. It notes that the lack of a legal framework and political will on the part of the government has resulted in a slowdown in Nigeria's anti-corruption efforts through whistleblowing policy. In order to prevent corruption, it draws inferences from applicable whistleblower legislations in the United States. It asserts that great progress has been made in this jurisdiction. The paper concludes that Nigeria needs a legal framework for whistleblowing that is similar to that in the United States.