TI corruption perception: Nigeria maintains worst rating under Buhari amid four places up by rank
On Transparency International’s 2022 corruption perception index, Nigeria has maintained its ranking from the previous year (TI).
Nigeria received a score of 24 out of 100 in the 2022 index, the same as in 2021 but with a different placement.
Under President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria had the worst TI corruption rating in 2021 with a score of 24 out of 100, placing it at position 154 out of 180 nations.
In the 2022 index, Nigeria was ranked 150 out of 180 countries.
In 2015, Nigeria was ranked 136th; 136th in 2016; 148th in 2017; 144th in 2018; 146th in 2019, and 149th in 2020.
The CPI, according to the national chapter of Transparency International (TI), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), compiles information from eight different sources that reflect experts’ and businesspeople’s assessments of the extent of corruption in the public sector.
In spite of political intervention in the agencies’ operations, CISLAC stated that the report is not an evaluation of the country’s anti-graft organizations.
According to the organization, the index only reveals public perceptions of corruption rather than particular instances of wrongdoing in the nation.
The organization cited seven faults that contributed to the stagnation along with two strengths that kept Nigeria at 24 points.
The seven vulnerabilities cited are: pardoning high-profile criminals, widespread high-profile corruption, a surge in oil theft, the subsidy system’s opacity, a lack of transparency and accountability in the security sector, a lack of transparency in constituency projects, and legal difficulties.