New National Bureau Of Statistics Report Reconfirms NPF As The Most Corrupt Organ In Nigeria And Imo State As Least Corrupt State
By Iwedi Ojinmah 2 months ago
Something's never seem to change and always remain constant.
One of them is the NPF and Corruption.
The Nigeria Police Force have retained their position as the leading corrupt public officials in Nigeria.
This is according to the latest report released by the National Bureau of Statistics captioned ‘The 2nd Corruption Survey Report in Nigeria’, that was released in Abuja on Friday.
It compiled withith the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as well as other partner international organs.
The talking points of the report were presented at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, by the Statistician-General, NBS, Dr Yemi Kale, and the Country Representative of UNODC in Nigeria, Mr Oliver Stople. Kale (below) was represented by Mr Yemi AdeleranRelated: PDP Recruits All Star Legal Team Set To Petition Supreme Court On Ihedioha's Ouster, Seeks Total Review Of Case
This a follow up to the first corruption survey report on Nigeria presented in 2016, where the police were again identified as the most corrupt public agency.
In the new document, the NPF still top the charts with 33 per cent, though they did improve from the dismal 46 per cent it posted in 2016.
Next to police officers are land registry officers (26 per cent); and revenue officers (25 per cent). The least corrupt officials in 2019 are health workers with five per cent.
The report overall reflects a slight reduction in corruption cases, particularly bribery, nationwide. While the prevalence of bribery was 32.3 per cent in 2016; in 2019, it dropped to 30.2 per cent.
The NBS, which described the 2019 report as “locally tabulated”, said data was collected from a total of 33,067 persons in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory through interviews.
It also gave a state-by-state record of corruption prevalence with Kogi State leading as the most corrupt state (48 per cent), followed by Gombe (45 per cent); Rivers (43 per cent); and Adamawa (41 per cent).
Imo is the least corrupt state in Nigeria with 17.6 per cent prevalence, followed closely by Jigawa, Kano and Plateau states.
On a zonal basis, the most corrupt geopolitical zone is the North-Central, while the North-West recorded the least corruption cases.
The NBS official stated, “The survey contains home-grown data collected from Nigerians by Nigerians and for Nigerians.
Giving the highlights of the characteristics of the survey, Mr Stople revealed that cash remained the most used medium of bribery in Nigeria, accounting for “93 per cent” of all cases.
“We have seen that 67 per cent of bribes are demanded and given before the public official provides the service, as was the case in 2016”, the UNODC country representative stated.
In all, Nigerians identified “unemployment”, “insecurity” and “corruption” as the biggest problems of the country, noting that up to 32 per cent of jobseekers got engaged by paying a bribe.