Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 56-68
National Social Information Technology Infrastructure: A Potent Mechanism for Waging Anti-Corruption War
Wilson Nwankwo, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Olanrewaju Babatunde, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Olayinka Comfort, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria
Received: May 1, 2018;       Accepted: May 28, 2018;       Published: Sep. 26, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajesa.20180601.18      View  1117      Downloads  115
Abstract
In the 21st century, Corruption evolved into a gigantic and almost indefeasible phenomenon pervading the social and economic fabrics of societies across the globe to the extent of stalling social development, equity and fairness in the distribution of commonwealth. No State whether or not developed can boast of a corrupt-free society although countries with superior media advantage has used vehicles of propaganda and media supremacy to portray and pass the bulk to those societies that are disadvantaged usually the developing countries. However, it is not as if the developing countries to which the bulk are often passed are not culpable of the same virulent and corrosive vice. It is interesting to note that ware against corruption has become a global song. In on the foregoing note that this paper is conceived to address the various instruments of anti-corruption especially having regard to the digital age in which we live in. This paper adopts a socio-technical approach in studying the various forms of corruption in the Nigerian society as well as the present measures to combating it. It evolves an effective communication infrastructure driven by integrated and coordinated national social information technologies, that provide unified information exchange platform for the entire citizenry wherein vital information arising from events, social, political, and economic spheres from the public and private domains are exchanged on real-time thereby closing the information circulation gap usually exploited by corrupt officials in perpetrating corrupt practices.
Keywords
Social Information Technologies, Corruption, Sociopolitical Dynamics, Anti-Corruption Warfare
To cite this article
Wilson Nwankwo, Olanrewaju Babatunde, Chinedu Paschal Uchenna, Olayinka Comfort, National Social Information Technology Infrastructure: A Potent Mechanism for Waging Anti-Corruption War, American Journal of Embedded Systems and Applications. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 56-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ajesa.20180601.18
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