– The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) Ekpo Nta has said that Nigerian is still ranked high in corruption
– Nta said Nigeria occupied the 26th position in the 2015 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index
The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) Ekpo Nta has said that Nigerian is still ranked high in corruption.
Speaking at an anti-corruption summit organized by the Abia state government, Nta said Nigeria occupied the 26th position in the 2015 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.
He said the ranking places Nigerian behind two other African countries commending the Abia state government for organizing such summit, Nta said the event will sanitize stakeholders and other Nigerian on the need for anti-corruption crusade.
He said: “One African country still retained its ranking as the least corrupt in Africa with a percentile ranking of 63 (while) Nigeria comes in at 26 with an estimated population of 180 million.”
He also added that the summit was in line with the 2016 United Kingdom anti-corruption summit.
Nta’s revelation comes almost two years since the President Muhammadu Buhari administration took power.
Also, speaking the Abia state governor Okezie Ikpeazu said the state is ready to support the ICPC in its anti-corruption fight.
Ikpeazu said he was excited that Abia state is the first South-East state to join in such crusade.
President Buhari during his inauguration had promised to fight and eradicate corruption in Nigeria.
The present administration, also in its crusade has clamped down on many politicians and public servants especially those from the opposition.