Nigeria has scored 27, same as last year in the latest global Corruption Perception Index(CPI) released by Transparency International, the global curroption watchdog, Today’s Echo has gathered.
However, Nigeria’s rank on the Corruption Perception Index improved slightly to 144 from 148 last year. This shows that while curroption in Nigeria has not improved, it has gotten worse in most other countries.
The index, which 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. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43.
“It reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world. While there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption, ” Transparency International stated.
Read the complete report from Transparency International here