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Nigeria Ranks 154 Out of 180 Nations on Corruption Perception Index

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Nigeria Ranks 154 Out of 180 Nations on Corruption Perception Index
Nigeria Ranks 154 Out of 180 Nations on Corruption Perception Index

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

The outcomes as released by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, TI’s representative in Nigeria, on Tuesday, in Abuja, revealed that Nigeria scored 24 out of 100 points within the 2021 CPI, falling again one point in comparison with the 2020 CPI.

Government Director, CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, defined that corruption in Nigeria has significantly contributed to the nation’s underdevelopment.

He mentioned regardless of successive governments claiming to fight corruption, job opportunities, driving license acquisition, passport functions among others, had been still frost with corrupt tendencies, particularly as officials in command of these primary providers anticipate some form of kickbacks whereas rendering such duties.

Transparency International additionally claimed that corruption was answerable for rising insecurity, excessive unemployment rate and systemic failure in healthcare supply and management dysfunctions.

“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.

“While the index does not show specific incidences of corruption in the country, it indicates the perception of corruption in Nigeria. The index is completely impartial, objective and globally acknowledged as the most widely used cross country parameter for measuring corruption,” the Transparency International representative in Nigeria stressed.

 

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