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Nigeria ranks 154 globally in corruption rating, drops five places

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Transparency International’s new corruption perception index (CPI) ranks Nigeria 154 out of 180 countries sampled methodically.

Nigeria ranks 154 globally in corruption rating, drops five places

Nigeria ranks 154 globally in corruption rating, drops five places

The organization, in its latest report released on Tuesday in Abuja, said that Nigeria dropped five places downward compared to the 2020 CPI results.

The report showed that Nigeria scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 CPI, falling back one point compared to the 2020 CPI.

Country Representative of TI, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani blamed the decline on corruption in the public sector.

Transparency International has released the 2021 corruption perception index globally, placing Nigeria 154 out of 180 countries studied methodologically.

Rafsanjani, who is also the Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said that corruption in Nigeria has greatly contributed to the nation’s underdevelopment.



The TI rep noted despite successive governments claiming to fight corruption, job opportunities, driving license acquisition, passport applications among others, were still frost with corrupt tendencies, especially as officials in charge of these basic services expect some form of kickbacks while rendering such duties.

He claimed that corruption was responsible for rising insecurity, high unemployment rate, systemic failure in healthcare delivery, and leadership dysfunctions.

The TI Rep said: “The CPI aggregates data from eight different sources that provide perceptions by country experts and business people on the level of corruption in the public sector.

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