Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Thursday, reacted to Transparency International’s ranking of Nigeria as the most corrupt Country in West Africa.
Transparency International rated Nigeria 146th of the 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index, a rating which Malami said was not backed by any evidence.
Speaking on Lunchtime Politics on Channels Television, Malami said the report was far from reality.
He said, “In terms of the fight against corruption, we have been doing more, we have done more and we will continue to do more out of inherent conviction and desire on our part to fight against corruption devoid of any extraneous considerations relating to the rating by Transparency International.
“Our resolve to fight corruption is inherent and indeed devoid of any extraneous considerations, we will continue to do more and we will double efforts.”
Nigeria scored 26% on TI’s 2019 index, one percent less than 2018’s 27% score, condemning the nation to 146th place.