1.28.2021

Nigeria is Ranked as the 2nd Most Corrupt Country In West Africa Under Buhari's administration- Transparency International says

Nigeria is Ranked as the 2nd Most Corrupt Country In West Africa Under Buhari's administration- Transparency International

A New report which was released by the Transparency International has showed that Nigeria is now the 2nd most ranked Country that is Corrupt in West Africa under Buhari's Administration.

This Year ranking sees Nigeria place 149, scoring 25 out of a possible 100 points.

In the last Transparency ranking during 2019, Nigeria was ranked 146th out of the 180 countries surveyed, scoring 26 points out of a possible 100. On a scale of zero to 100 in 
 Transparency rating rating, zero means “Highly Corrupt,” while 100 stands for “Very Clean”.

This Rank shows that Nigeria is worst than she was during 2018 when she scored 27 points to in the rank of 144th out of 180 countries.

According to the latest ranking, Nigeria is now the second most corrupt country in West Africa with Guinea-Bissau the only country more corrupt than Nigeria in the sub-region.

In Africa, only 12 countries are perceived to be more corrupt than Nigeria. They are Zimbabwe, Chad, Eritrea, Burundi, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan. Both Somalia and South Sudan were ranked as the most corrupt nations on earth.

Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), came into power with the promise of curbing corruption which has been plaguing Nigeria for decades. However, Nigeria’s ranking on the corruption perception index has continued to deteriorate in the last four years.

According to a Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said the President’s anti-corruption war had lost steam, adding that the rate of convictions was very low.

The President had in July removed the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, due to the allegations of corruption as Ibrahim Magu was the face of Buhari’s anti-graft war.

Transparency International said the interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic gave room for corruption to thrive in countries with weak systems.

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