According to the Anti-corruption nonprofit Transparency International, TI,Nigeria ranks in the 10 most corrupt nations in the world. The agency released its 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, which surveyed residents in 107 countries, ranking Nigeria, Zambia, Paraguay, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Venezula and Russia as the largest countries on the globe with active corruption indices with Liberia and Mongolia leading the table.
In Nigeria, an astonishing 84% of those surveyed by Transparency International claimed that corruption has actually increased over the past 2 years, and that number is the highest of any country in the world. In addition 75% of those surveyed indicated that the government was ineffective in fighting corruption.
“A world-leading 86% of residents who spoke to Transparency International claimed their government had been either ineffective or very ineffective at fighting corruption, while 96% of residents claimed Liberia’s legislature was corrupt, also the highest percentage of any nation. A stunning 75% of residents surveyed claimed they had paid a bribe to secure some service, trailing only Sierra Leone.
“In all, 80% of the population had at one point been asked to pay a bribe. Recently, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf fired the country’s auditor general for corruption.Many of those surveyed in the highly corrupt countries also felt their governments were not holding up their end of the bargain.”
Source: PM News