Friday, January 29, 2021

TI ranks Nigeria 149 in 2020 corruption index


 The Transparency International (TI) has placed Nigeria on number 149 in its Corruption Perception Index for 2020.There are 183 countries reviewed with Nigeria sliding 13 places in the ranking.

The Nation

According to the jointly signed report by CISLAC/TI Nigeria, Centre for Democracy and Development CDD, and BudgIT, Nigeria scored 25 of 100 points in the 2020 CPI, falling back by one point compared to last year.

The report also indicated and explained that the CPI aggregated data from eight different sources that provided perceptions by Nigeria’s business community and country experts on the level of corruption in the public sector. While the index does not show specific incidences of corruption, “it is an indication of the perception of the Nigerian public about the state of corruption in the country. The index is completely impartial, objective and globally well respected”.

The report reads: “The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally by Transparency International (TI) today shows that Nigeria yet again, records a decline in the CPI in 2020.

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