FUNDAMENTAL OF THE PRINCIPLE OF TRANSPARENCY IN NIGERIA’S PUBLIC SERVICE
The developed countries of the world like the United States of America, Britain, Germany and France owe their development to the initiative, commitment and expertise of their public servants. Nigeria cannot be an exception. However, if public servants in Nigeria are to fulfill this mission, there must be conducive, political, economic and social environments that predispose them to success. Various commentators on modern systems of governance have professed the principle of transparency as a key factor in promoting conducive political, economic and social environments that predispose public servants to success. This paper therefore examines the relevant of the principle of transparency in Nigeria’s public service. Although this paper espouses the position that there cannot be corruption- free public service system without transparency, it has been argued that despite its importance and attempts at legislating for it by many regimes, there have been difficulties in practice at achieving complete transparency.