Nigerians React as TI Report says Corruption has Worsened Under Buhari

There was widespread shock across the country as the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2017 released Wednesday claim corruption in Nigeria has worsened in the last one year.

The TI report rates Nigeria at 27 per cent, leaving it 148 out of 180 countries – a significant drop from that of 2016 wherein Nigeria was ranked 136 with a score of 28 per cent.

This comes as a major blow to President Muhammadu Buhari as the war against corruption was the purported cornerstone of the administration.

TI noted that most countries were not doing enough to curb corruption as the rate of graft seemed to increase.

“This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out,” it said.

In the latest rankings, New Zealand took the first position with a score of 89 per cent, while Botswana, 34th, was ranked the least corrupt nation in Africa with a score of 61 per cent.

Amid mounting scandals at the presidency, worsening security challenges and flagrant nepotism, Nigerians have shown little sympathy to the administration over the rebuke by TI.

Here are some of their thoughts on social media…

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