On the Corruption Perception Index, CPI made public by Transparency International, TI, Nigeria, once described as a fantastically corrupt nation, has been ranked number one hundred and fifty-four out of one hundred and eighty other countries on the list.
To come up with the ratings, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, TI’s representatives in Nigeria revealed that countries had to be studied methodologically.
On Tuesday, when the record was released to the public in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, it showed that our nation was allotted number twenty-four out of a hundred points, reportedly falling back by one point in 2021, compared to what was obtained in the year 2020.
CISLAC’s Executive Director, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, explained how the program works while noting that corruption has grossly contributed to the underdevelopment of the nation.
Rafsanjani hinted that the claims of successive governments claiming to fight corruption, job opportunities, driving license acquisition, passport applications, among others, were also showing huge corruption tendencies.