How can we tackle some of these social norms that drive corruption in Nigeria?
May 20, 2020 at 8:10 am #1837Adenike BamigbadeMember
We have learnt that social norms are one of the drivers of corruption. Can you provide suggestions on how we can tackle some of these social norms that drive corruption in Nigeria
May 20, 2020 at 3:11 pm #1860Ajet SandraParticipant
Every society has its own norms. To some they perceived it as a corrupt practices while some it’s just a normal way of life. I want to the village where I served during my NYSC, Nkwele- Uke at Idemili North Local government Area of Anambra state. The community schools there are dilapidated yet they have wealthy and influential politicians at the federal constituency. The education system is pathetic. The principal never accepted anything that will be beneficial to the learners she is only interested in stocking her account. In order to curb the corruption over there performance and opinion survey needs to be conducted on the students, Corpers and Teachers of community secondary school Nkwele-Uke
May 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1861Cordelia EboaguParticipant
In order to tackle some of the social norms that drive corruption in Nigeria, the following can be applied.
Identifying the social norms that drives corrupt behaviour.
Understand the fact that social norms pressures in a given situation can help tackle corruption, so the need to design intervention to relieve those pressures is key to allowing collective behavior to change.
Make use of informal reinforcement where people are rewarded for behaving in a certain way, while those who break the norms are punished.
Personal attitudes of people matters. If people believe that to pay bribe because everyone pays and giving gift to officials in exchange for servers not wrong. Those beliefs should be discouraged.
Make use of community engagement to design anti corruption and integrity building policies from social norms perspective.
There should be proper monitoring of whole pressures on social norms these includes pressures from kinsmen, families, and colleagues.
Ensure that there is transparency and accountability at all times.
May 20, 2020 at 4:44 pm #1864Margaret AwosikaParticipant
° Do frequent media and social platform advertisements on consequences of corruption.
° Involve nollywood producers and actors to regularly create movies and dramas preaching about integrity and corruption.
° Organise anti corruption sponsored sporting activities.
° Teach anti corruption subjects in schools.
° Involve young anti corruption ambassadors to organise youthful anti corruption social activities.
May 20, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1872Precious OlatunjiParticipant
Anti corruption programme should be organise everywhere like home, church, mosque, school so that people will know and be familiar with the consequences.
Also consequences of corruption should not be taken with simplicity.
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