Nigeria has ranked 145 out of 180 countries and scored 25 out of 100 points in the recently launched 2023 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), published by Transparency International Nigeria.
Speaking during the official launch of the CPI in Abuja on Tuesday, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, said the scores showed that Nigeria still had a lot of work to do at the national and regional levels. Noting that the country’s score was below the Sub-Saharan African average of 33 points.
The 2023 CPI is the first index under the Presidency of Bola Tinubu.
The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (representing highly corrupt), to 100 (representing least corrupt perception).
Nigeria had its lowest CPI score in 1996, scoring 6.90, and its highest ever being 28 in 2016, in the first year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.