Views of African Traditional Religion on Corruption: Implications for Nigerian Society



Corruption is a canker worm, which has not only eaten deep into the fabrics of the Nigerian socio-economic, political and religious lives, but also soiled the character and personality of every Nigerian without yet any hope for solution. The traditional societies were not per se sacrosanct of this epidemic as there were elements of corruption here and there but the magnitude and dimension were not so pronounced in traditional societies because of the inseparable attachment the people had with religion which permeated all spheres of their lives which made them dissociate themselves from anything evil, corrupt and abhorred in society. Given the above position, the writer calls for all Nigerian to be more religiously conscious and adopt a live of moral rectitude as those in our traditional societies in order to get present Nigerian society cleansed of its corrupt and decaying qualities while more effective sanctions should be meted to any individuals(s) or public officer(s) found wanting in discharging public duties as an antidotes against corruption.


Keywords: African Religion, Corruption and Nigerian Society.

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