Transparency International has ranked Nigeria fourth most corrupt in West Africa on its 2019 corruption perception index.
Nigeria was ranked 146 out of the 180 countries considered. This is a four-spot rise for the country, which was ranked 148 in 2018.
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The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption in the opinion of experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Nigeria scored 26.
“The Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 reveals a staggering number of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. Our analysis also suggests that reducing big money in politics and promoting inclusive political decision-making are essential to curb corruption,” the report read.
Of the 19 countries in the West African region, Nigeria was ranked the fourth most corrupt country in the region.
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Here is a list of the countries below:
Burkina Faso: 85
Cape Verde: 41
The Gambia: 96
Ivory Coast: 106
Sierra Leone: 119
Equatorial Guinea: 173
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