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Why FG Rejected Transparency International’s Corruption Report – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hit back at Transparency International over its corruption perception index in Nigeria.

Details are now emerging why the Buhari administration rejected media reports on the recently released report of Transparency International, TI, which claimed that the perception of corruption in Nigeria had worsened between 2016 and 2017.

Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, described as misleading and unfair, the ranking of 148 given Nigeria out if 180 countries surveyed.

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 Shehu said President Buhari asked the anti-corruption watchdog to focus on facts, not fiction.

He said while the Presidency noted and welcomed constructive criticism, the organization has a responsibility to reflect the larger picture of the concrete and verifiable achievements of the administration since it came into office.

The source explained that contrary to reports in some sections of the media, Nigeria improved in many other indexes.

In the 2016 Index, the country was ranked 136th out of 176 countries with a score of 28. Nigeria’s score also slightly improved from 26 to 28 between 2015 and 2016.

“It must also be pointed out that compared to the 2016 Index, Nigeria either improved or remained stable in all, but one of the Indexes,” the source said.

For instance, Nigeria improved significantly in key indexes between 2016 and 2017: the Bertelsmann Foundation Transformation Index, a 5-point improvement; African Development Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment, a 2-point improvement; a 1-point improvement in the World Justice Project Rule of law Index Expert Survey and World Economic Forum Executive Opinion respectively.

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