Again Nigeria ranks higher in 2017 global corruption Index
Global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), has again ranked Nigeria low in its 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released on Wednesday.
The latest ranking has Nigeria in the 148th position out of 180.
According to the CPI, Nigeria scored 28 out of 100, a figure lower than the average in the Sub-Saharan region.
CPI score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as experienced by business people and analysts and ranges between 100 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).
Corruption seems to be getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) as Nigeria was ranked 136th in 2016 a significant 12 places below where it was the previous year.
This is a blow to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s anti corruption war.
Although the administration has seized assets of politicians and government officials, it has also been accused of being partial in curbing corrupt practices by top government officials.