The Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International shows something remarkable for Nigeria.
The index contains 176 countries in this order: the least corrupt country is at the top, and so as the table progresses downward, you see the more corrupt countries.
Nigeria is at Number 136, this means that it is not among the top 40 most corrupt countries in the world.
Here is a breakdown of the list:
Denmark and New Zealand were tied in first place as the world’s cleanest countries, followed by Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Singapore was the only Asian state to make the top ten of least corrupt countries.
The top 10 least corrupt countries in the world are:
2. New Zealand
These are the 10 most corrupt countries in the world:
2. South Sudan
3. North Korea
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption fight of President Buhari is facing criticism. The decision of the president to absolve the secretary to the government of the federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, of allegations of corruption has been crisitcised by prominent lawyers, civil rights groups and individuals.