TI to release Corruption Perceptions Index Thursday, Nigerians react
Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation working to end corruption worldwide, will release its 25th annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Thursday, 23 January 2020.
Nigeria, one of the most corrupt nations on the TI index over the years is expected to move up the log in the face of ongoing efforts by the Muhammadu Buhari government to stem the tide of graft in the country.
However, while government officials in the Buhari cabinet say they expect an improvement on the TI log, a cross-section of Nigerians tell Political Economist they are pessimistic as “nothing has changed with regard to the fight against corruption’.
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, providing an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption.
The index for 2019 scores 180 countries and territories drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of businesspeople.
The 2019 CPI report highlights the relationship between politics, money and corruption, with comparisons to data on political campaign finance transparency and the public’s access to decision-making.