Nigeria has been ranked the second most corrupt country in West Africa.
The country dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, its worst ranking in recent times.
This was not helped by its score of 25 out of a possible 100 points.
A score of 100 indicates “Very Clean”, while zero means “Highly Corrupt”. Nigeria had scored 26 points in 2019, but its loss of one point means it is now more corrupt than it was two years ago.
Of 180 countries surveyed, Nigeria placed 146th in the ranking of transparency.
The only country more corrupt than Nigeria in West Africa is Guinea-Bissau.
In the whole of Africa, 12 countries are more corrupt than Nigeria. These are Chad, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Burundi, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Equitorial Guinea, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan. Somalia and South Sudan top the list of most corrupt countries in the world.
Contrastingly, the least corrupt nation’s are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.