A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and right activist, Mr. Femi Falani, has explained the poor rating of Nigeria’s anti-graft war by the Transparency International.
Transparency International had ranked Nigeria 148 out of the 180 countries it assessed in 2017 on the annual corruption perception index.
Falana made clarified in an interview with Punch that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware that his administration’s anti-corruption war was being lost.
Speaking on the Transparency International’s rating that corruption worsened in Nigeria between 2016 and 2017, Falana noted that the nation would not have had it better.
He said two major anti-corruption agencies of the Federal Government, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission and the Code of Conduct Bureau, had been successfully “castrated” by the Senate’s refusal to confirm the nominees to the agencies’ boards.
Falana said, “The President is aware that the anti-corruption war is being lost. Hence, like a fatigued war commander, he reassured the nation in Adamawa some days ago that he was still prosecuting the war. But the facts on the ground do not support the President’s claim.