Fiemotongha Christopher, Nein Godknows, Lovegod Seaman, Edoni Harold Harcourt
This work “Interrogating the Interface between Governance and Corruption: The Nigerian Experience”, is centred on the relationship between governance and corruption in Nigeria and how it has inhibited good governance in Nigeria. It sought to ascertain the nature, effect and perception of governance and corruption in Nigeria. It adopted the elite theory to explain the control and dominance of the political space by the political elite. The study relied on qualitative content analysis for the analyses of data. As part of the findings of the study, there is an interface between governance and corruption with the former creating a platform for the latter to strive. That corruption is most times driven by primordial sentiment which is traceable to the multi-ethnic nature of the country, where those with the responsibility to govern give their allegiance to their ethnic groups and tribes instead of the nation. It is also discernible from the study that legislations that invoke capital punishment are required to deter potential corrupt officials. To guarantee a formidable and efficient anti-corruption agencies they (anti-corruption agencies) should be made independent through legislations.