How did Nigeria perform in the 2018 Corruption Perception Index ?

The Corruption Perception Index is produced by Transparency International, a global civil society organisation focused on fighting corruption. It ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. The index is measured on a scale of 0 to 10 with a score of 0 being “highly corrupt” and 10 being “very clean”. 

Nigeria ranked 144 out of 180 countries in the world with a score of 27 and ranked 15 out of 16 in West Africa. 

In the last four years, Nigeria has performed badly in the Corruption Perception Index. Sadly, Nigeria’s position remained the same 144 from 2017 despite major efforts to tackle corruption in 2018 (being the AU anti-corruption year).