Influence of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission on Female Civil Servants in Oyo State, Nigeria

Abiona, I. Adekeye, Savage, Olasunmbo


This study examined the impact of ICPC’s ACTUs on female civil servants (FCS) in Oyo state, Nigeria. Corruption has been observed to be the bane of development to many nations of the world. Reports had it that civil servants contribute to corruption in t public offices through corrupt practices. To curb the menace, Nigerian government established ICPC Act, (2000) to educate and enlighten the public on the negative effect of corruption to national development. ICPC then instituted ACTUs in the civil service to monitor activities of civil servants, given the fact that corruption is said to be prevalent among female civil servants. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The purposive and proportional sampling techniques were adopted to select one thousand, one hundred and seventy six (1,176) respondents selected from the 22 core ministries and departments for the study. Data were analysed using percentage, pearson product moment correlation, multiple regression and content analyses. Findings revealed that, there is significant influence of ICPC’s ACTUs on the practice of accountability among female civil servants. Significant relationship existed between ICPC’s ACTUs and the practice of social responsiveness among female civil servants and also, a significant relationship existed between ICPC’s ACTUs and the respect for rule of law among female civil servants. From these findings, it is recommended that more ACTUs should be instituted in the MDAs. Civil servant, mostly female, should be accountable in the delivery of government services. There should be effective monitoring of ICPC’s ACTUs in the MDAs. Freedom of Information Act should be effectively put to practice. And the rule of law should be well respected.

Keywords: Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Corruption, Anti-corruption and Transparency Units, Female Civil Servants, Good Governance.

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