2015 Corruption Perception Index – Corruption watchdog body Transparency International has released that data for 2015’s Corruption Percerption Index, with Nigeria losing one point.
The ranking grades countries on a 0 to 100 scale, with 0 perceived to be highly corrupt and 100 perceived to be very clean.
“Corruption can be beaten if we work together. To stamp out the abuse of power, bribery and shed light on secret deals, citizens must together tell their governments they have had enough,” José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International said.
“The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that corruption remains a blight around the world. But 2015 was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: it is time to tackle grand corruption.”
Denmark, Sweden and Finland made up the top 3, with Botswana the highest ranked African country at the 28th spot.
Nigeria was ranked 136th of the 168 countries and territories ranked, with a total score of 26 over 100, one down from last year’s score of 27.