Transparency International produces the Corruption Perceptions Index, a global civil society organisation focused on fighting corruption. They rank countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. Through using the index they measure countries on a scale of 0 to 10. 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 Perceptions Index. Sadly, Nigeria’s position remained the same, 144 from 2017. This came despite increased emphasis to tackle corruption in 2018 (the AU anti-corruption year).
Read more about Step Up Nigeria’s work to tackle corruption and help Nigeria improve in the corruption perceptions index.