Nigerians Not Buhari Cause Low Poor Corruption Rating - Presidency
The Presidency spokesman has said that Nigerians are to blame for the country’s poor ranking on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index in which Nigeria scored 25 out of 100.
In the rating released last week, Nigeria has also been named the second most corrupt nation in West Africa and ranked 149 out of 180 countries.
Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu said on Monday on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme that it was an indictment on Nigerians, and not on the Buhari administration.
“I’ll tell you that this one by TI is not a judgment on Buhari or his administration or its war against corruption, I will tell you that this one is a judgment on Nigerians because if you look at the indices they used at arriving at these conclusions, they used eight indices, six of which showed Nigeria as being more or less Nigeria in the same position.
“The two that they dwelled on, that caused this backslide, are essentially Nigerian problems. They’re talking about the political culture of this country, vote-buying, thuggery. Is it Buhari that is a thug? We’re not doing thuggery.
“And when they talk about the justice sector, they are talking about perceived corruption in the judiciary. These perceptions are essentially not correct. Yes, there are issues in that sector but so many changes are going on in that sector wouldn’t it have been nice if they acknowledged it so that you encourage those judicial officers that are upright, and then the system gets getting better.”
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