Corruption, Marginality and Social Disorder as Threats to National and Human Security in Nigeria


  • Philip Ogochukwu Ujomu University of Benin



This essay focuses on the issue of corruption, marginality and the social disorder attending it, as threats to national and human security in Nigeria. It not only examines the problems of corruption in Nigeria and the implications of this for national security, but also, discusses the role of an ethical idea of citizenship in tackling corruption and reinventing the political community. In Nigeria, corruption has played a key role in aggravating the political and economic crisis besetting the country. Depreciation of human dignity and collapse of infrastructures have ensured the systematic elite misappropriation of state power, the primitive accumulation of capital, ethno-cultural intolerance and political manipulation in the society. This paper searches for a set of norms capable of mitigating needless dehumanization and inequalities, and improving welfare of the majority by evolving public citizens oriented to the common good.

Author Biography

Philip Ogochukwu Ujomu, University of Benin

Dept of Philosophy and Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria.

Philip Ogo Ujomu teaches Philosophy at the University of Benin, Benin-City and holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. The direction of his research combines a very strong commitment to theorizing in Social Science and Humanities with a steady devotion to the mitigation of the African predicament. He is affiliated to a number of learned societies.




How to Cite

Ujomu, P. O. (2015). Corruption, Marginality and Social Disorder as Threats to National and Human Security in Nigeria. Tattva Journal of Philosophy, 7(2), 1-26.