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Transparency International – Nigeria is Still As Corrupt As Before

Transparency international is based in Berlin, they are a non-government organization which is interested in fighting global corruption at all levels, and proffering solutions to preventing corrupt practices. Yearly they release a global report stating how well or how badly a country has progressed in its fight against corruption.

In its Corruptions Perceptions Index (CPI) released on Tuesday, Transparency International Nigeria said that Nigeria has not improved in corruption. That is Nigeria is still as corrupt as before, that is the country has neither progressed nor retrogressed in corruption.

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International Chapter in Nigeria While talking to Premium Times in Abuja on tueday said  “Nigeria scored 27 out of 100 points in the 2018 CPI, maintaining the same score as in the 2017 CPI.”

However in country ranking Nigeria climbed four places, moving from 148 in 2017 to 144 in 2018. Now here’s the caveat. A lot of people think that Nigeria has done better in it’s fight agains corruption since it moved up by four places.

However in reality it hasn’t. Nigerian has the same CPI score in 2017 as well as 2018. So the climb is just because four other countries did worse this year than last year, though the country has remained stagnant, it seems to have moved up.

Just like before the organization gave it’s solution to corruption, here they are below

 Strengthening the institutions responsible for maintaining checks and balances over political power, and ensuring their ability to operate without intimidation.

– Closing the implementation gap between anti-corruption legislation, practice and enforcement.

– Supporting civil society organisations which enhance political engagement and public oversight over government spending, particularly at the state and local level.

– Supporting a free and independent media, ensuring the safety of journalists and their ability to work without intimidation or harassment.

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