Impact of the Control Measures of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Public Sector Accountability in Nigeria

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E. H. Udeh
J. U.B. Azubuike
J. U. Ihendinihu


This paper reports research results on the impact of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission control measures on public sector accountability in Nigeria. It adopted the ex-post facto research design and covered the period 2008 to 2014. The number of convictions and money recoveries are used to represent the variables EFCC control measures and public sector accountability respectively. Regression model was used to analyze the secondary data and test the research hypotheses. The research evidence shows that the number of convictions used as EFCC control measure does not determine the amount recovered in a year. It was concluded that  EFCC fund recovery is not a function of the number of convictions and hence the recommendation that EFCC should broaden the varieties of its control measures as a way of checking corruption and improving public sector accountability in Nigeria.               

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