The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday, December 6, revealed that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the most corrupt government agency in the country.
That was contained in a 2019 corruption survey released by NBS. In the survey, police officers top the charts as the most corrupt government agency with 33%.
The Herald gathered that the next to the police officers are land registry officers with 26%, and revenue officers with 25%. The survey stated that the least corrupt officials are health workers with 5%.
Below is the list of corrupt public agencies in Nigeria
1. Police officers
2. Tax/ Revenue officers
3. Public utility officers
6. Other public officers
8. Embassy/Consulate officers
9. Other health workers
The second collaborative study on corruption( first in 2017) by the National Bureau of Statistics and UNODC- “The 2019 Corruption in Nigeria: Pattern and Trends” published @ https://t.co/aBXbJZrstZ. Presentation 4/6 pic.twitter.com/cAdkRfPK4R
— Dr Yemi Kale (@sgyemikale) December 6, 2019
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday urged Nigerians to fight corruption for better society and success of the next generations.
Mr Godwin Achile, the Chief Superintendent of the ICPC, gave the advice at the Symposium in commemoration of 2019 Disability awareness week organised by Centre for Citizens with Disabilities in Enugu.
Achile said that corruption could be fought by everyone, irrespective of social status or physical disability. He noted that thorough and holistic implementation of the Disability Act would enable the persons living with disabilities to join in the fight against corruption.
“Faithful implementation of the Act will help to achieve the desired goal in the fight against corruption in the country. The fight against corruption is meant for everyone, including persons with disabilities; as they are part of the society and their participation in fighting corruption will help to reduce it,” he said.
Similarly, the Attorney-General of Enugu State, Justice Priscilla Emehelum, represented by Mr Amaechi Ngene of Ministry of Justice, said that persons with disabilities were equally affected by corruption in the country and they might even be more affected.