Despite Buhari’s fight against corruption, Nigeria ranks second most corrupt countries in West Africa


The 2021 Corruption Perception Index released on Tuesday by
Transparency International (CTI) has rated Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa with Guinea topping the list.
According to the CPI rating Nigeria, scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 index, ranking 154 out of 180 countries, going down five steps from the position of 149 in 2020.
The organisation stated this on its official twitter handle -@TransparencITng on Tuesday.
“In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Nigeria ranks 154 out of 180 countries and territories, falling back five places from the rank of 149 in 2020.
“The 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International today shows corruption is on the increase in Nigeria.
“The country scored 24 out of 100 points in the #CPI2021, which is one point less compared to the score of 2020,” CTI said.
The list has Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Comoros, Cyprus, Dominica, Eswatini, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela.
The CPI is TI’s tool for measuring the levels of corruption in the systems of various countries around the world.
The maximum points a country can score is 100 points, and the least is zero.
In the 2020 index, Nigeria had scored 25 out of 100 points, ranking 149 out of the 180 countries surveyed.
The latest ranking is the worst under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The fight against corruption and insecurity are the main focus of the Buhari administration.
But the government appeared to have failed considering the massive corruption and increasing insecurity in the country.
In 2015, Nigeria was ranked 136th; 136th in 2016; 148th in 2017; 144th in 2018; 146th in 2019, and 149th in 2020.


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