This was faulted by the Federal Government through the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who said TI has no evidence to back the report.
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the latest corruption perception index report by Transparency Index.
The report placed Nigeria at 146 out of the 180 countries listed, adding that in West Africa, Nigeria is second most corrupt country after Guinea-Bissau.
Reacting to the Federal Government’s stance on the report, Fayose recalled how the current regime attacked the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan using TI report.
“When the President and his APC gang labelled the PDP government of President Jonathan as corrupt, they relied on reports by the Transparency International (TI). Then, the organization was right and its reports were credible,” Fayose said.
“Now under Buhari, Mr “Integrity and Corruption Fighter”, the same Transparency International’s latest report placing Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa is no longer credible.”
He added, “Transparency International has now established that under Buhari, Nigeria has become the hq of corruption. At this point, it’s illegal and morally unacceptable to refer to Buhari as Mr Integrity. He has equally failed in securing Nigerians. Therefore, Buhari’s integrity my foot.”