By Emmanuel Okogba
Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index to turn out to be the second most corrupt nation in West Africa, scoring 25 out of 100 factors.
This means that corruption within the nation has worsened as it’s the worst rating Nigeria has acquired in two years.
Nigeria follows Guinea Bissau who completed on 165 as probably the most corrupt nation within the sub-region scoring 19 factors.
Fellow African international locations Somalia and South Sudan are perceived as probably the most corrupt nations on earth.
Of the 49 international locations assessed in Sub-Saharan Africa, solely 12 are extra corrupt than Nigeria. They’re Zimbabwe, Chad, Eritrea, Burundi, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan. Each Somalia and South Sudan.
The report explains that the COVID-19 pandemic created structural gaps in nationwide well being care programs, corruption dangers related to public procurement and the misappropriation of emergency funds.
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