Nigeria and the Problem of Corruption: Is the Church Helping?

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Nigeria and the Problem of Corruption: Is the Church Helping?

Emmanuel C. Asogwa1 and Queen Ijeoma Sokwaibe2

Nsukka Journal of Religion and Cultural Studies | Vol 10, No 1 | © 2022 Emmanuel C. Asogwa and Queen I. Sokwaibe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 February 2022 | Published: 11 July 2022


About the author(s)

Emmanuel Chukwujindu (PhD) is a lecturer at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Queen Ijeoma Sokwaibe is an Assistant Lecturer at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ebonyi State.­­

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Nigeria is a country in West Africa and the “lion of Africa” in general. Though it has nothing tangible to prove it. Gone are the days when the country was doing well, when the leaders’ aim was to uplift the country instead of looting the country. Then, leaders were known for their uprightness, unity in diversity and progress for all. These days, the leaders are characterized by selfishness, corruption, segregation, divide and rule, lopsided appointments that are not even based on expertise, all in the name of favouritism, and brotherliness. The economic crisis that bedevilled the country today is not spiritual but manmade. All these lead to the belief that corruption thrives among political leaders in Nigeria. This work, while aiming at analysing corruption in Nigeria, will look at how the church is helping in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The findings of the work showed the church is doing her bit in fighting corruption although a lot is still required of her if corruption is to be stamped out in Nigeria.


Leadership, Corruption, Segregation, Lopsided