The United States has said massive, pervasive and widespread corruption is ongoing in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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It said this in its 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released by US Department of State. In Section 4 of the report focusing on Nigeria titled ‘Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government’, it noted that:
“Although the law provides criminal penalties for conviction of official corruption, the government did not consistently implement the law, and government employees frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.
“Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government, including the judiciary and security services.
“The constitution provides immunity from civil and criminal prosecution for the president, vice president, governors, and deputy governors while in office. There were numerous allegations of government corruption during the year.”
The report released on March 30, 2021, also touched on security situation in the country noting that Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) carried out many attacks displacing two million persons internally and more than 300,000 refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries.