Corruption Perception Index

In January 2017, Transparency International released its 2016 Corruption Perception Index (CPI)1 report, which examined the perceived level of public sector corruption among 176 countries. According to the report, Nigeria ranked 136th out of 176 countries thus maintaining the same position for three consecutive years. In essence, the perception of the level of corruption in the public sector has remained the same despite several reforms to tackle corruption in Nigeria. Looking closely in terms of scale, Nigeria scored 28 out of 100 in the 2016 rankings. This represents a mild improvement from 27 and 26 recorded in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Overall, the ranking showed that Nigeria is perceived as the 35th country in the world with the most corrupt public service.