Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI).
According to TI, for 2017, Nigeria scored 27/100 on the CPI and ranks 148 out of 180 countries. In 2016, Nigeria ranked 136th.
The report questions the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which has been described by many mere media activity.
The administration has put many suspects on trial and claimed to have seized assets of politicians and government officials, but it is yet to secure the conviction of any if the suspected persons. It has also been accused of shielding corrupt persons in its fold.
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption in the opinion of experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean, according to TI.