REDUCING ETHNOCENTRISM AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
Ethnocentrism and corruption have become seemingly intractable vices that plague the Country. It is hardly possible to differentiate between ethnocentrism and corruption as crime and as official conduct in Nigeria. This paper attempts to show path ways to the reduction of ethnocentrism and corruption in Nigeria from psychosocial perspective. It suggested that change in policy must change with regards to inter-ethnic relations. That new policy should reflect “accommodation” rather than restriction. It should afford every ethnic group a chance to express and actualize its full potentials. Since corruption and ethnocentrismis a learned behaviour, it can be unlearnt through some forms of behavioural conditioning.