Nigeria`s ranking on TI`s Corruption Index

Nigeria has been ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2023 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released Tuesday by the global anti-corruption think tank Transparency International (TI).

Every year, TI publishes the global corruption rankings to show how corrupt each country’s public sector is perceived.

In the latest ranking, Nigeria leapt five spots from the 150th place it was ranked in 2022 – a significant improvement of its ranking in recent times and the first of such under the Bola Tinubu administration.

While this is commendable, more must be done to root out the systemic corruption plaguing the country’s public sector. 

UDEME calls on the anticorruption agencies to partner with the media CSOs working in the sector by taking action on investigated corruption cases to serve as an example to other intending offenders.

We also call on the Federal Government to strengthen institutional frameworks to support the anti-corruption drive and improve transparency in governance processes, especially public procurement, to ensure that public resources are judiciously utilized for the common good.