Following the report from Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog, which place Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa ahead of Libya.
Reacting to the report, the Nigerian government on Thursday discredited the country’s latest position on the 2019 global corruption index.
Nigeria is currently ranked 146 out of the 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index, according to Transparency International.
Malami Abubakar, the Nigeria’s attorney-general and minister of justice said there are no proofs by Transparency International to rank Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index.
Revealing this on as interview, Malami said the “facts on the ground do not correlate with the information dished out” by Transparency International.
In terms of the fight against corruption, we have been doing more, we have done more and we will continue to do more out of inherent conviction and desire on our part to fight against corruption devoid of any extraneous considerations relating to the rating by Amnesty International
According to Transparency International, the position of all countries in the report is based cases of corruption “from fraud that occurs at the highest levels of government to petty bribery that blocks access to basic public services like healthcare and education, citizens are fed up with corrupt leaders and institutions
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