3 christian religious values and corruption in nigeria- a dislocated relationship according to henslin (2007), religion serves the following fucntions: provides answers to perplexing questions about ultimate meaning such as the purpose of life, why people suffer, existence of after life etc. In 2012, nigeria was estimated to have lost over $400 billion to corruption since independence  greed, ostentatious lifestyle, customs, and people's attitudes are believed to have led to corruption.
Religion and corruption in nigeria in the constitution of our nation religion feature prominently at the very beginning i the preamble to the 199 constitution, it is affirmed and solemnly resolved that we intend to live in hrity and harmony as one indivisible and in dissolvable fevereigh nation under god. Nigeria has three main religious heritages and all of them tend to unite in this duplicitous approval of corruption and illicit wealth even our secular discourses promote corruption and illicit acquisition of wealth.
The fight against corruption in nigeria is the fight for the soul and survival of nigeria like cancer, corruption is gradually killing the country now is the time for all of us, as individuals and institutions, to be active participant in the fight. Subsequently, religion became a major topic of national political debates, with each religious community pushing increasingly adversarial agendas in northern nigeria, clashes between muslim groups—mainly ethnic hausa and fulani—and christian and traditionalist communities have become a monthly affair, with devastating consequences.
Corruption and religion in nigeria by moses e ochonu i research corruption in nigeria/africa i have written and published scholarly papers on the subject it is a topic that fascinates me immensely, both on a scholarly and a philosophical level.
Religion and corruption are nigeria’s issue before i start this write up, let me state here i am a firm believer in jesus, but i am not a slave to religion having said that, nigeria is a country that has been blessed by god with both natural and human resources, but a minute class of. Against this background, this article reviews the literature on corruption, as a major factor of underdevelopment in nigeria, particularly as it relates to religion and culture in the country.