Legit poll: Reactions trail TI's rating of Nigeria as 4th most corrupt country in West Africa

Legit poll: Reactions trail TI's rating of Nigeria as 4th most corrupt country in West Africa

An online poll by Legit.ng on the Transparency International (TI)'s rating of Nigeria as the fourth most corrupt nation in West Africa has revealed Nigerians' position on the issue.

Nigerian social media subscribers have generally supported TI's rating of the country as being among the most corrupt in the world.

Most Nigerians are of the opinion that corruption in the country is so obvious that it is even evident on roads and streets.

A lot of those who took part in the poll said that all Nigerians hear about is the recovery of looted funds but that nothing is heard about what the recovered assets are used for.

Legit poll: Reactions trail TI's rating of Nigeria as 4th most corrupt country in West Africa

Many Nigerians are of the opinion that corruption in the country is so obvious that it is even evident on roads and streets.
Source: UGC

The same set of Nigerians pointed at the level of corruption in the police force, claiming that some officers go about with teller machines so as to aid their extortion and bribery spree which they claim is rampant across the country.

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Moreover, others said that even in recent times, electoral crimes, violence, extrajudicial detention, unwarranted arrest, nepotism, witch-hunting alleged politically motivated trials, and manipulation at the Supreme Court got worse.

On Twitter, while a percentage as high as 73 of Nigerians agreed with the position of TI, 18% of them said that they are at variance with this view.

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Worse still, 5% of subscribers seem not to be sure about where they stand on the issue, while 4% are rather indifferent.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria had been ranked as the fourth most corrupt country in West Africa.

Meanwhile, Nigerians in their reactions on social media have criticized the current government for being corrupt like all other past governments.

In a related post, Legit.ng reported that an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari had accused a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and an ex-minister of education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, of influencing the recent corruption ranking of Nigeria by TI.

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Laureta Onochie in a Twitter post through her handle described Obasanjo and Ezekwesili as two angry birds who founded the Transparency International.

Onochie urged Nigerians not to listen to the duo with their perceived bias of the President Buhari-led administration. She also said that it is not necessary to lose sleep over the ratings of Transparency International but to discard the TI report.

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