EFCC Slams Transparency International over Poor Rating on Nigeria

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Rating Baseless, Illogical Restates Commitment to Corruption Fight

The vehemently condemned in strong terms, the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI recently released by Transparency International, TI…

…which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries analysed.

The Commission further faults the poor rating as baseless, and describes as appalling, the bogus and ambiguous criteria used by TI to arrive at what can best be described as a jaundiced and illogical rating.

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We insist that the rating is a far cry from the evident strides and achievements so far accomplished by the anti-graft agency in the fight against corruption, particularly under the administration of .

The claim and inference that Nigeria ranks the fourth most corrupt country in West Africa is totally unacceptable, as it is evidently not supported by any empirical data, especially when placed side-by-side with the remarkable achievements of the Commission in the past years.

Moreover, it is quite ironic that the report by TI posits that the index does not show real incidences of corruption, yet it claims that the report is a reliable indication of the perception of Nigerians and the international community about the state of corruption in the country