Athanasius Emeka Agbo


In the center of the government, public policy is unavoidable. Interest group lobbying and policymaking are connected, since it is becoming more widely acknowledged that the impact of new and harmful interest groups on policymaking is corrupt and illegitimate. This article aims to shed some light on some facts and figures regarding the involvement of interest groups in the decision-making process, to curb their undue influence, and to raise the golden power of transparency as a crucial tool for protecting policymakers from the pressures and evil tendencies of interest groups and preventing them from favoring any particular interest group over others. And among the many rules that nations around the world have adopted in an effort to encourage transparency and accountability in decision-making are regulations on lobbying, conflict of interest, asset disclosure, competition, as well as on freedom of information. These regulations aim to reduce the undue influence of administrative and policy makers at the expense of the public interest.  


Policy, interest groups, strategic factor, citizens, transparency.

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