With all the crime, corruption and crisis in Nigeria, it will interest you to know that Nigeria is not on the list of top 10 most corrupt countries in the world, 2015 ranking. According to the report, Nigeria ranked 136th on the list of least corrupt countries 2015. North Korea and Somalia had a tie on the first position of most corrupt country 2015, while Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world.
Just in case you are looking for a peaceful, non-dubious place to relocate to, then consider Denmark, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Netherlands, which are the top five least corrupt countries, as possible options. Britain is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, with UK public officials seen as some of the most honest, according to the report by CNBC.
Transparency International, a global charity with over 100 national chapters, ranked 168 countries’ corruption in the public sector on a scale of 0 to 100, with lower scores reflecting levels of corruption and higher scores being seen as close to corruption freedom.
Nigeria’s rating is far from what the world speculated in relation to the previous records. However, Nigeria’s rating is expected to increase for bad, following the recent corruption lead of the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal committed by Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Olisa Metuh national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other top politicians in the country. But that will only be for a while – not exceeding 2016.
President Muhammadu Buhari is following the lead of people like Barrington, Prime Minster of Great Britain, who is planning a global summit in May on anti-corruption. Mr Buhari, since the assumption of his office in May 2015, has been exploring various means to handle corruption in Nigeria. He is working hand in hand with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to restore some of the country’s resources that were diverted in the last administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
Although there are other arms of corruption in Nigeria, and there are also other things the President should work on rather than dedicate all his time to fighting corruption, however, the level of public funds stolen from the country’s purse would go a long way in fighting corruption in all of its forms. Nigerians are not loosing faith in President Buhari as is capable and will end corruption in Nigeria. By the end of 2019, Nigeria should be ranked among top 20 least corrupt country in the world, hopefully.
Although no country is totally free from corruption, they are affected by different levels of it – low, medium, high and deadly. In 2015, most countries dropped down the ladder of corruption due to their constant fight to reduce the deadly economical vice. According to the new Corruption Perceptions Index, the list below shows the top 10 Most Corrupt countries in the world as well as top 10 least Corrupt countries – Nigeria is missing from both list.
Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries
1. North Korea and Somalia (tied)
4. Angola and South Sudan (tied)
5. Iraq and Libya (tied)
6. Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Venezuela (tied)
7. Eritrea, Syria, Turkmenistan and Yemen (tied)
9. Burundi, Cambodia and Zimbabwe (tied)
10. Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar (tied)
Top 10 Least Corrupt Countries
4. New Zealand
10. Germany, Luxembourg and UK (tied)