- The EFCC has rejected the recent Transparency International's ranking of Nigeria on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
- The commission described the TI"s ranking as baseless and appalling
- According to EFCC, the claim by TI that Nigeria ranks the fourth most corrupt country in West Africa is totally unacceptable
Nigeria's anti-graft agency has condemned the recent correction ranking by Transparency International (TI).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) recently released by TI in which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries is a poor rating.
A statement by the EFCC on Thursday, January 23, described Transparency International's rating as baseless and appalling.
The commission said the bogus and ambiguous criteria used by TI to arrive at the ranking can best be described as an illogical rating.
The EFCC also said the claim by TI that Nigeria ranks the fourth most corrupt country in the whole of West Africa is totally unacceptable.
The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, warned that the ranking by Transparency International does not reflect the realities on the ground.
Malami said the Buhari administration has put more effort into fighting corruption and is committed to sustaining the anti-corruption war.
He said Nigeria has been doing more since the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in the fight against corruption, legislation among many others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, had defended the commission's raid on nightclubs across Nigeria.
Magu said there is nothing wrong with EFCC operatives moving into nightclubs and raiding them in search of internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys.
He alleged that some of the suspected fraudsters gather in such places to spend money gotten from victims.
Also, the EFCC had on Wednesday, January 22, warned Nigerians against Facebook hackers who take control of people's Facebook accounts.
The commission also highlighted three major steps to take whenever Nigerians suspect their Facebook account might have been hacked by these internet fraudsters.
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