A swelling of discontent spread across discussion platforms, online talkrooms and the blogosphere a fortnight ago with many Nigerians dismissing Transparency International’s rating of the country as world’s 35th most corrupt nation.
The TI’s verdict, those who commented argued, contradicted the stark reality Nigeria faced, and bilked the nation of a topmost position it deserved.
The 2012 rating came early last Wednesday after mainstream news prints had hit the stands for the day, leaving print readers with no hint of the announcement.
On the internet, increasingly renowned for news speed and spread, the ranking spurned reactions questioning the indexing.
In this nation where scandals seem endless, and where culprits hardly get punished, writers scathingly conjectured Nigeria as the ideal first instead of 35th amongst the world’s most fraudulent countries.
That spot, according to Transparency International’s assessment, is occupied by jointly Somalia, Afghanistan and North Korea by with eight points apiece.
We must appeal this verdict, how can they deny us our rightful position?
Transparency International rating says Nigeria scored 27 points out of a maximum 100 marks to clinch the 139th position out of the 176 countries surveyed for the report.
It shared that position with Azerbaijan, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan. Countries such as Togo, Mali, Niger and Benin fared better than Nigeria.
Nigeria placed 143rd in the 2011 ranking, making it the 37th most corrupt country. It is difficult to say Nigeria has improved in the ranking this year because 182, six more than this year’s, were ranked in 2011.
This year’s index ranks 176 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, TI explained in the report.
The latest index draws on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and surveys of businesspeople.
Not surprise even if Nigeria is place No.1 most corrupt nation in the world. Though i dont know how corrupt others are but i know Nigeria is very corrupt. May God give our dear Nigeria Leadership in place of Rulership.
They are perfectly correct with that assertion, The Truth is. Nigerian ranked more in corruption than their ranking. It is impacting negatively on the future of this country. I am afraid it has spread across board and the upcoming Youths have no Hero amongst the Leaders. it is even so bad that they have not seen any good example to emulate. the whole country is enmeshed in the filth and we still pretend to have a Nation. Chinua Achebe would need to write another book when Revolution is has driven all the evil men out of this country to their place. the title of which should be, “There was a country”
Its a very FAT lie. As far as I’m concerned, Nigeria is second to non in terms of corruption. This present government is the most corrupt in the history of this great country. Transparency International most have been bribed with billions of dollars to deceive the world with this fake report.
Nigeria suppose to be the number one country in the world as a most corrupted nation. Because there is no KAI and which resulted into nonchallant atitudes by the public servants in their respective positions
Laoding……my country is corrupt !!!,my country is corrupt !!!,no one will take our place,yeeeeeeeerpiiiiiiiiiii,we are number one,no doubt,most corrupt ,yes,we are number one…………35th is not nijeria,we remain number one…..yesssss
Nigeria is not just the 35th in the world in corruption rankings,it’s position is just unequalled and the most corrupt to say the least.I leave you to do the maths.Corruption has been embraced as a lifestyle or culture so to speak and if there was a competition to be held in respect of this,Nigeria would attain the Gold medal in this area.It is just in their DNA and her leaders just don’t give a shit about it!!!
I wonder how this people use to come about there poll, Nigeria is no 1 in the world, how many country don’t have constant power supply and money is been pump into power sector every year and nothing to show for it
they did injustice other countries which 9ja was rated blow them. WE ARE D MOST CURRUPT UNLESS WE CHANGE OUR ATTITUDE,BEHAVIOUR AND BELIAVE. MAY ALLAH HELP US 2 CHANGE AND REVIVE GLORY OF THE PAST. AMIN SUMA AMIN