Nigerian Politics and Corruption
This book is both an analysis and a critical response to the menacing evil of corruption in politics that has continued to ravage the Nigerian polity since after her independence from Britain, which wittingly or unwittingly appears to have defiled solutions. Obviously, almost every government that has ruled Nigeria, appeared helpless in the face of a corruption that has assumed the dangerous status of a life style amongst the citizenry. Having watched in disbelief and absolute confusion the dwindling fortunes of Nigeria, and perturbed by the obvious consequences of the political calamity and imminent economic collapse that might be the possible results of this dreaded evil, the author was compelled by his moral conscience to proffer some solutions to the problem of corruption in Nigeria, and by extension to every other nook and cranny of the world where this evil reigns thick. Indeed, the approach employed in this book is holistic in order to get to the roots of this known enemy of progress and free society called corruption. This book speaks directly to the conscience of the Nigerians and at the same time, serves as an eye opener to those who misunderstand and misconstrue the travails of this great nation on the periphery of socio-political disaster.
Rev. Fr. Kyrian Chukwuemeka Echekwu is originally a Nigerian national, born in Lagos Nigeria. His academic ambition took him across many institutions in Nigeria, Spain and United States of America. He holds to his credit bachelor degrees both in Philosophy and Theology, Licentiate in Moral Theology and a Ph.D in Moral Theology. He equally holds a diploma in drug and addiction counseling. Ordained to the Catholic priesthood in his Native Diocese of Ahiara, Imo State of Nigeria, he has served the needs of the Church and humanity in various capacities both as Pastor and Teacher and Chaplain. Currently, he lives and works in the United States and has given several talks and seminars to different groups both in English and Spanish. With this initial publication, he has elected to foray into the authors’ world, with a vision to leave an imprint in the minds of his readers. He is no doubt an ardent believer and crusader for justice and equality for all peoples.