The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) says Police, Electricity Sector, Education and the judiciary tops the list of most corrupt sectors in Nigeria.
This was disclosed on Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Abuja organised by the group on the need to mobilise citizen’s support for the fight against corruption.
SERAP’s corruption assessment survey revealed at the town-hall meeting indicates that corruption in Nigeria has not decreased in public offices in the last five years, despite the government’s effort to curb it.
It also stressed that ongoing efforts to curb corruption in public offices has not yielded sufficient results because citizens are not involved.
An associate at the Center for Social-Legal Studies, Adekunle Adewunmi, said at the town-hall meeting that Nigerians participation is seriously needed to win the fight against corruption.
“The fact that the government has not gotten support has been a major issue. So, if we are going to win the war against corruption in Nigeria, everyone needs to agree that yes, we are tired of this menace,” Adewunmi said.
Concise News reports that SERAP is not the only organisation that has scored Nigeria low in the global corruption perception index.
Transparency International recently ranked Nigeria 144 out of 180 countries in the 2018 global corruption perception index.