Musa Adamu Wunti


Realizing the objectives of an organization rely heavily on the effectiveness and efficient utilization of resources by it steaming administrative functionaries. As such, good governance and accountability in service has remained the bedrock through which
improved organizational performance is guaranteed. Thus, the paper is aimed at examining the effect of systemic corruption in relation to administrative functions, especially in the business of government. The phenomenon has demonstrated a network of relationship in the abuse of public trust in the work places, whereby distorting smooth running of practice of public administration. While the practice of administrative
corruption has continued long ago, its effects on good governance and performance received less attention in the field. As a result, this article deals with the question of why such practice has continued in organisational settings. And to what extent lack of effective control has led to mismanagement and distortion in public accountability? Using
analytical descriptive method, the paper depends on secondary data source for analysis. Through our investigation, numerous theoretical issues concerning principles of management and governance in the public service were reviewed, particularly issues related to administrative corruption and its implication. Finally, the paper concludes that, while the systemic administrative corruption has negative effects on organization outcome, the prevalence of corrupt practices demonstrated how beneficial government officials are in their quest for wealth accumulation and get rich quick plans at the expense of improved services.

KEYWORDS: Good governance, performance, administrative corruption, public service, financial loss

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