Political corruption is not a recent phenomenon that pervades the Nigerian tate. Since the creation of modern public administration in the country, there have been cases of official misuse of resources for personal enrichment.
 Corruption in Nigeria. The rise of public administration and the discovery of oil and natural gas are two major events seen to have led to a litany of ignoble corrupt practices in the country. Over the years, the country has seen its wealth withered with little to show in living conditions of the average human being. A Nigerian political leader, Obafemi Awolowo raised a salient issue when he said, since independence, our governments have been a matter of few holding the cow for the strongest and most cunning to milk, under those circumstances everybody runs over everybody to make good at the expense of others.
 The pervasive corruption has been blamed on colonialism. According to this view, the nation’s colonial history may have restricted any early influence in an ethical revolution. Throughout the colonial period, most Nigerians were stuck in ignorance and poverty. The trappings of flash cars, houses and success of the colonists may influence the poor to see the colonist as symbols of success and to emulate the colonists in different political ways.
 Involvement in the agenda of colonial rule may also inhibit idealism in the early stage of the nascent nation’s development. A view commonly held during the colonial days was that the colonists property (cars,houses,farms etc.) is not “our” property. Thus vandalism and looting of public property was not seen as a crime against society. This view is what has degenerated into the more recent disregard for public property and lack of public trust and concern for public goods as a collective national property.
 Causes Main article: Petroleum in Nigeria Some writers have posited about the different potential causes of flagrant and pecunious graft that exists in the country: many blame greed and ostentatious lifestyle as a potential root cause of corruption. To some, societies in love with ostentatious lifestyle may delve into corrupt practices to feed the lifestyle and also embrace a style of public sleaze and lack of decorum.
Eze Ogechukwu 15 days ago
07/08 SUG Presidential Cand in ATBU was expelled for forging result so as to have up to @>% cgpa and the 2nd person after the election was sworn in only to go there and come out leaving nothing in the treasury, Then, the next came with vigor and 2million disapeard b4 a yr in the office still trying the case, the 10/11 President is sworn in and b4 a semester past, organized a visit to the state Gov and shared the money recived with friends. Where are we going?