The 2019 report of the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index released shows Nigeria as the 4th most corrupt country West Africa with 26 percent.
In the 2018 TI report, Nigeria scored 27. She dropped by one point in 2019 which landed her in the 146th position all over the world.
The country in terms of corruption in West Africa is ahead of Cameroon, Chad, Libya and Equatorial Guinea.
The TI report noted that Nigeria suffers from recurrent practices of corruption which have now metamorphosed into buying votes.
This proves that the effort invested by President Muhammadu Buhari in the last four years has been futile. The country has refused to go beyond 28 percent.
In 2016 and 2017, Nigeria scored 28 out of 100. She dropped by one point in 2018 and dropped further to 26 in 2019.
However, in the current result, Nigeria shares the same position as Iran, Honduras, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Angola. Out of 180 countries surveyed, Nigeria scored better than only 28.
They include – Comoros, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Chad, Iraq, Burundi, Congo, Turkmenistan, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Guinea-Bissau, North Korea, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and Somalia.
New Zealand and Denmark had the highest score with 87 out of 100.
Others topping with above 80 include Finland (86), Switzerland (85), Singapore (85), Sweden (85), Norway (84), Netherlands (82), Luxembourg (80) and Germany (80).