CORRUPTION EXAGGERATED IN NIGERIA SAYS JONATHAN

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By Ayomide Oriade

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In what could be seen as a challenge to the continuous slide of the country on the transparency index, President Goodluck Jonathan said in Windhoek, Namibia, on Thursday that corruption in Nigeria has been exaggerated, such that it is affecting the image of the country.

Jonathan who stated this at a meeting with the Nigerian community at the Country Club in Windhoek said “corruption is everywhere” but it is over-celebrated in the country to the extent that the nation and its people are stigmatised.

In the Transparency Index published in December 2013 by Transparency International, Nigeria was ranked the 34th most corrupt nation in the world, taking the 144th position, among 177 nations, ranked in the report.

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