Shehu Sani reacts to Transparency International report on corruption

Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the new report by Transparency International (TI), revealing that the perception of corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017

Nigeria ranked 148 out of 180 countries assessed in 2017 on the Transparency International annual Corruption Perception Index, showing deterioration in perception of corruption in public administration in Nigeria compared to 2016.

On Twitter, the lawmaker lamented the latest rating and described it as “dismal”.

Sani said the development was a sharp contrast to the boast of the current administration that it was seriously tacking graft in the country.

He, however, urged the Buhari government to make amends in its fight against corruption.

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“Nigeria’s current corruption rating by the Transparency International is dismal.

“It’s a direct opposite of the marks and the applause we give to ourselves.

“We have a choice now; to condemn them as anti government or anti Nigeria or we reset our drive and make amends”, Sani tweeted.

Meanwhile, the presidency has also spoken on the report.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, advised the anti corruption watchdog to focus on facts not fiction.

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