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CORRUPTION IN THE NEW PUBLIC PROCUREMENT REGIME IN NIGERIA

This paper examines the causes of corruption in the new Nigerian public procurement policy and practice. It finds that certain notable factors give rise to the persistence of corruption in the country’s procurement sphere. These factors include the following: collusion between public procurement officials and contractors; inadequacies in the Public Procurement Act of 2007 and the compromising of the procurement regulatory framework; government’s partial implementation of and non-compliance with the Public Procurement Act; and political interference and nepotism.

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