CORRUPTION AS THE WORST PRACTISE OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR…….
Corruption is defined as the use of public office for private gain, or in other words, use of official position, rank or status by an office bearer for his own personal benefit. Following from this definition, examples of corrupt behavior would include; Bribery, extortion, fraud, embezzlement, nepotism, cronyism, appropriation of public assets and property for private use, and influence peddling. In this list of corrupt behavior, activities such as fraud and embezzlement can be undertaken by an official alone and without involvement of a second party. While others such as bribery, extortion and influence peddling involve two parties –the giver and taker in a corrupt deal.
Corruption, as it is called remains the world ever renowned endemic, as routine generations has failed to tackle this cankerworm which continually and latently troubles the human race! This is not because it has a way of meandering into the system uninvited, but because human beings are principally the sole invents of this treacherous attitude that breeds poverty in our society today. Pardon me to have made this sound like some kind of incurable disease, I tell you; if perhaps a more corrosive word would be available at this point I would not hesitate to use such. In my own context of understanding, from all possible angle of judgement, anything said to be corrupt is considered useless, ripe to be done away with!
There is a growing worldwide concern over corruption at the present time. Several factors are responsible for this. First, a consensus has now been reached that corruption is universal. It exists in all countries, both developed and developing, in the public and private sectors, as well as in non-profit and charitable organizations. Second, allegations and charges of corruption now play a more central role in politics than at any other time. Governments have fallen, careers of world...