Nigeria’s ranking in the annual corruption perceptions index suffered a slip as the nation is now ranked 32nd most corrupt in the world after sliding down by 12 places.
According to the index released by Transparency International this week, Nigeria scored 27 points, one less than in 2016 which falls into the category of “more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43.”
Transparency International “ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.”
Nigeria’s ranking on the corruption perceptions index only betters 17 other African nations. They include Uganda, Cameroon, Mozambique, Central African Republic, Burundi, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Chad, Eritrea, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.
The ranking comes on the heels of concerns over the fight on corruption by the Muhammadu Buhari government which has made anti-corruption one of its major agenda since assuming office in May 2015.
AFRICAN NATIONS WITH BETTER INDEX
Botswana is Africa’s less corrupt nation ranked number 32 in the world with 61 points even better than a European nation like Spain and Italy.
Seychelles, Rwanda, Cape Verde, Namibia, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe and Senegal are also ranked next to Botswana in that order.
Somalia is listed as the most corrupt nation in the world.
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