Police, parliament, judiciary top as survey shows list of Nigeria's corrupt institutions

Police, parliament, judiciary top as survey shows list of Nigeria's corrupt institutions

- A Transparency International survey puts the police as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria

- The survey shows the participants as believing that the next most corrupt are the parliament and the judges

- Also rated as corrupt are local government officials, the executive arm of government and non-governmental organisations

A survey by the Transparency International (TI) has put the police as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria, followed by the country’s parliament and the judiciary.

Premium Times reports that while releasing the survey on Thursday, July 11, Transparency International said corruption was hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development.

“It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account.

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“More than this, corruption affects the well-being of individuals, families and communities. While it varies extensively across countries and public institutions, corruption harms hundreds of millions of citizens by undermining their chances of a stable, prosperous future.

“This 10th edition of the ‘Global Corruption Barometer – Africa’ shows that the range of corruption challenges that African citizens face is complex and multifaceted, requiring fundamental and systemic changes,” TI said.

According to a statement from TI, the ‘Global Corruption Barometer (GCB)’ is the largest, most detailed public opinion survey of the views of citizens on corruption and bribery in Africa.

The report said 69% of the participants in the survey picked the police as the most corrupt institution just as 60% ticked the parliament and 51% went for the judges.

Also, the survey showed that 55% of the participants ticked the local government officials, 54% picked government officials, 43% ticked the executive, while 40% picked non-governmental organizations as corrupt.

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Also 44% of the participants accused business executives, 35% ticked traditional leaders and 20% picked religious leaders as corrupt.

The report said 43% of the participants think corruption increased in the previous 12 months while 44% of public service users paid a bribe in the previous 12 months.

As further shown by the survey, 40% think the government is doing a bad job at tackling corruption while 54% think that ordinary citizens can make a difference in the fight against corruption.

Legit.ng earlier reported that a former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, recently commended the anti-corruption crusade of Muhammadu Buhari's administration saying no other country fought the challenge like Nigeria.

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