The Transparency International has ranked Nigeria 150 on corruption index. Following this ranking, the country still retains its last year’s point of 24 on the Corruption Perceptions Index.
Although the country maintains the same score, it position moved from 154 in 2021 to 150 in 2022.
This information was disseminated by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), TI’s partner in Nigeria, in Abuja on Tuesday morning.
About 180 countries were assessed and Nigeria takes the 150th position in the 2022 index ranking.
According to a statement by the executive director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa,“There has been no change in country scoring between 2021 and 2022. In the country comparison for the 2022 CPI, Nigeria ranks 150 out of 180 countries compared to 154 on the 2021 CPI results”
Report says, Nigeria ranks 150 out of 180 countries compared to 154 on the 2021 CPI results”
He added that the result has clearly indicated the overview of corruption in Nigeria, although the indices for this ranking were not exactly specified.
In his words “The index is impartial, objective and globally acknowledged as the most widely used cross-country parameter for measuring corruption.”
The Corruption Perceptions Index is an effective tool used by the Transparency International, a German non profit aim at combating corruption, to measure corruption levels in country’s systems.
According to CPI, the maximum score a country can get is 100 points and the lowest is 0 points. So, the range from 0 to 100 means from the most corrupt country to the least corrupt country.
This ranking indicates that Nigeria is not improving in terms of combating corruption. Meanwhile, Nigeria has experienced declines in scores in previous years.
A report states that Nigeria’s corruption index in 2019 was 26, it then dropped to 25 in 2020, 24 in 2021, and still retains 24 in 2022.
However, some Nigerian authorities have criticised the report. According to them, this anti-corruption agency lacked enough evidence or basis upon which Nigeria could be ranked.
In a statement by the Chairman of TI, global corruption levels has not changed for 11 years.
He said, “Corruption has made our world a more dangerous place. As governments have collectively failed to make progress against it, they fuel the current rise in violence and conflict – and endanger people everywhere. The only way out is for states to do the hard work, rooting out corruption at all levels to ensure governments work for all people, not just an elite few.”