The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has stated that the recent corruption rating of Nigeria by the Transparency International should be seen as a challenge to redouble effort towards the country’s anti corruption campaign.
Dr Saraki made the call at a two-day round table discussion organized by a group in Abuja. According to him, the poor rating should stair up the country to be more determined to strengthen anti-corruption institutions and practices.
According to the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International, Nigeria is the 148 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries.
It indicated that Corruption Rank in Nigeria averaged 120.45 from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 152 in 2005 and a record low of 52 in 1997.