CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
A SOLUTION THROUGH APPLICATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE
Instances of corruption in Nigeria since independence in 1960 up to 2015 were examined. A significant number of elected and unelected leaders or political appointees to important offices have been accused and prosecuted for misappropriation/diversion of public fund to personal pocket, graft and bribery. Setting up judicial panel of inquiry and subsequent prosecution in the law of court of competent jurisdiction is frequently adopted by the government through its concerned agents. A psychological approach through organizational development (OD) perspective is suggested as appropriate panacea to corruption problem in Nigeria. The following OD strategies are therefore recommended; (1) Determination of the readiness and capability of Nigerians for change; (2) changing Nigeria public perception of government treasures as belonging to nobody; (3) to make elective posts and offices less attractive in terms of emolument and privileges; and (4) Encourage an organization-wide confrontation meeting in order to bring together a variety of political and non-political strata that make up Nigeria.