High-Level Corruption Declined in Nigeria – NBS
By Dipo Omoware
High-level corruption has declined in Nigeria. This is according to a survey jointly conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Figures from the second National Corruption Survey released in Abuja by both institutions indicate that high-level corruption in the past three years.
The ninety-two-page document states that while high level corruption declined, small scale bribery still persists, as Nigerians paid N 675billion in bribes to obtain one favour or the other, or to free themselves from the law.
Unveiling the document on behalf of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dayo Akpata said government will sustain efforts at eliminating corruption in Nigeria.
Highlighting the patterns and trends, the Statistician General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale and the Country Representative, UNODC, Oliver Stolpe both said the survey was conducted on state level.
Kogi was listed as the most prevalent state, followed by Gombe, Rivers and Adamawa. Fist to speak is the Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale.