- Nigeria has been ranked low on corruption fight
- About 128 countries were ranked by the World Justice Project
- According to the ranking, Nigeria fell below the 100 top countries
Despite the anti-corruption mantra of the current administration in Nigeria, the country has been ranked low among the 128 countries surveyed in the 2020 Rule of Law Index.
The ranking was done by the World Justice Project (WJP), an organisation which works to promote and measure the rule of law around the world and to support practitioners among others.
According to the report, Nigeria particularly performed poorly in Absence of Corruption and Order and Security by falling below the 100 top countries.
WJP said: “These three forms of corruption are examined with respect to government officers in the executive branch, the judiciary, the military, police and the legislature.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the scandal rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues to fester, a prominent group in the region, Southern Youths Development Forum inc, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to open a televised probe of the commission.
The call was made by the president of the group, Pastor Bassey James, when he addressed some select journalists in Lagos recently.
According to him, this will enable Nigerians to know those who are stealing from the commission.
James added that the money involved is so much that a televised probe will also help the country understand how to guide against future occurrences.
"Today, we are surprised to read from the pages of newspapers and social media of individuals collecting billions without doing anything, contracts are executed on papers, the directors are richer that the region, while the masses are suffering," he said.
Going further, he added: "We are also calling for the probe to cover fifteen years or more."
The group also challenged the minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio to publish all the names of contractors, the amount paid so far, job done, states that benefited and more importantly, the state of the jobs.
"We are aware that only few Akwa Ibom people benefited from NDDC, worst all, real natives of the oil-producing communities like Mkpat Enin, Ibeno doesn't get anything because jobs are gotten from those powerful
"Non-indigenes are doing more than eighty percent of the contracts, if you go to NDDC, the indigenes are always in the gates struggling," he added.
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