Nigeria is now the second most corrupt country in West Africa with Guinea-Bissau the only country perceived to be more corrupt in the sub-region.
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020 report published by Transparency International indicates that Nigeria occupies the 149th position out of the 180 countries surveyed by scoring 25 out of 100 points.
In the 2019 report, Nigeria was ranked 146th out of the 180 countries surveyed, scoring 26 points out of 100 points.
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) is an annual survey report published by Berlin-based Transparency International since 1995, which ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
The CPI scales zero (0) to 100, zero means “Highly Corrupt,” while 100 stands for “Very Clean”.
Nigeria’s ranking on the corruption perception index has continued to drop in the last four years.