Evaluation of Internet Media as Strategies for Checkmating Corruption in Nigeria


Evaluation of Internet Media as Strategies for Checkmating Corruption in Nigeria

Odigbo, Ben E., Ph.D Department of Marketing, University of

Calabar, Nigeria. ben.odigbo@unical.edu.ng

Okonkwo, Raphael V. Obodoechi, Ph.D Department of Marketing, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

Umudike-Umuahia, Nigeria rv.okonkwo@mouau.edu.ng

Victor A. Akpam3 Department of marketing, University of

Calabar, Nigeria.

Email: ategsprince@gmail.com


Corruption has been a major factor for under-development of some developing countries, Nigeria inclusive. The study was a critical evaluation of the internet media as tools for checkmating corruption in Nigeria. It sought to determine the correlation between the use of internet media by anti-graft agencies to win the war against corruption in Nigeria; and to evaluate the extent the use of social media networks by anti-graft agencies could help win the war against corruption and enhance economic growth in Nigeria. Three major cities in the federation, Lagos from the Western part, Abuja from the Northern part and Calabar from the Southern part were selected for the study. The justification for the choice is  because  the three states  had anchored the administrative headquarters (Capital) of Nigeria at different times before and after independence, and thus harbour people from all ethnic divides in the country as residents. Opinion survey design was used. Data sourced were statistically analyzed. Results indicate that the use of internet media by anti-graft agencies did not have significant effect on winning the war against corruption in Nigeria. Also, that social media networks did not significantly affect the winning of the war against corruption in Nigeria and consequently its level of economic development. It was then recommended that internet media tools should be effectively harnessed as resources for checkmating corruption in Nigeria, for enhanced economic development.

Keywords: Anti-Graft War, Internet Media, Social Media Networks, Economic Development.

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