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Nigeria falls four places in corruption index ranking

Nigeria has fallen four places from 154 out of 180 countries and territories in the latest ranking of the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index CPI, released by Transparency International on Tuesday.

Although the country maintained its previous score of 24 out of 100 points in 2022, it fell to 150.

According to the Executive Director CISLAC, AUWAL Rafsanjani, the latest ranking on the level of corruption in the public sector, indicates that the CPI index for the country has remained consistently low in the last 10 years.

He noted that lack of transparency in Nigeria’s security sector has weakened the country.

On the coming elections, Executive Director (CISLAC) advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to play its role in ensuring the smooth conduct of the elections in a fair and credible manner inline with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Writing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi bakare