Nigeria has dropped from 146 in 2019 to 149 in 2020 on the annual corruption perception index published by Transparency International.
This is despite the efforts by the present administration in fighting corruption in all aspects of governance.
The report revealed that Nigeria ranked 149 out of 179 countries considered.
The country dropped three places and scored lower in number of points than in its previous year’s record, an indicator that corruption is perceived to have worsened in the country within the last one year.
The CPI assessed 180 countries on the basis of perceived corruption in the public sector and not based on opinions of experts and business people.
It assessed countries on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean”.
According to the latest report, Denmark and New Zealand with 88 points each, are the least perceived corrupt countries, followed by Finland, Singapore and Sweden and Switzerland scoring 85 points each.