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Title

Institutional corruption as the bane of critical infrastructure protection in Nigeria

Authors

[ 1 ] Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College

Year of publication

2022

Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 39 | Journal number: no. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Security
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Protection
Abstract

EN Against a background of contemporary security challenges such as terrorism, violent extremism, insurgency, armed banditry, and separatist movements across the country, the study attempts to examine critical infrastructure protection. With the aid of largely secondary data, the study finds that there is an inextricable link between CIP and institutional corruption in Nigeria. Institutional corruption has been a major factor inhibiting effective critical infrastructure protection in Nigeria. This is because funds meant for the strengthening of operational effectiveness of the agencies are often diverted to other expenditure that does not have an effect on the operational strength of the agencies, thereby undermining their capacity to deliver on their mandates and increasing the vulnerability of the infrastructures to vandalism. The study recommends the adoption of a whole-of-society approach to CIP in Nigeria, because of its ability to block leakages and ensure transparency in the business of government as well as encouraging all stakeholders, the state, private, CSOs, the media, traditional institutions and all others involved, to share responsibilities in the protection of infrastructures as part of their concerns.

Date of online publication

05.06.2022

Pages (from - to)

63 - 75

DOI

10.35467/sdq/147652

URL

https://securityanddefence.pl/Institutional-corruption-as-the-bane-of-critical-infrastructure-protection-in-Nigeria,147652,0,2.html

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

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open journal

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final published version

Release date

06.05.2022

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Points of MNiSW / journal

70.0