Nigeria has moved to 144th from 148th in corruption index, this is according to the Transparency International latest corruption perception index worldwide.
The country made the four notch jump without improving its score of 27 out of a possible 100 as recorded in 2017.
Africa’s most populous country tied with Kenya, Comoros, Guatemala and Mauritania. Nigeria ranked better than Cameroon put at 152nd.
While Botswana remains Africa’s most transparent country with a ranking of 34, followed by Namibia, Mauritius and Senegal.
Transparency International analysis showed a clear link between having a healthy democracy and fighting public sector corruption.