President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu has reacted and slams Transparency International’s report on the country, ranking Nigeria as the 146th most corrupt country in the world of 180 countries and also ranked as the most corrupt in West Africa.
Speaking on Channels TV ‘Sunrise Daily’, Garba Shehu insisted that the report which scored Nigeria 26 out of 100 points is based on perception index and not research-based.
The Presidential spokesperson who stated that the report does not reflect the country’s reality added that it was based on secondary sources.
Garba Shehu said this about Transparency International;
“The report itself is a perception index,” he said. “So perception is what it is. It is different from the reality that you have on the ground. The report is harsh on the government. It does not take due cognisance of the ground reality.
“In fairness to the TI that presented the report, they said themselves that it is not research-based. So it is not fact-based but based on second-rate data – information collected here and there. In effect, anybody could put together this kind of report from press releases issued by opposition political parties.
“The fact on the ground contradicts this report. This administration has done enormously well. We have achieved quite a lot.”
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