SHAME!!! Buhari Awarded With The Most Corrupt Police Force In The History Of Nigeria’s Democracy

By Post-Nigeria: December 7, 2019 16:05

SHAME!!! Buhari Awarded With The Most Corrupt Police Force In The History Of Nigeria’s Democracy

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, have retained their position as the leading corrupt Public Officials in Nigeria, according to the latest report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The report titled: “The 2nd Corruption Survey Report in Nigeria”, was released in Abuja, on Friday. The NBS conducted the survey with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, and other partner international organs. The highlights of the report were presented at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, by the Statistician General, NBS, Dr. Yemi Kale, and the Country Representative of UNODC in Nigeria, Mr. Oliver Stople. Kale was represented by Mr. Yemi Adeleran. The first corruption survey report on Nigeria was presented in 2016, where the Police was identified as the most corrupt public Agency in the country. In the latest 2019 report, after a three-year gap, Police Officers still top the chart with 33 percent, though it is a drop from the 46 percent record they held in 2016. Next to the Police Officers are the Land Registry Officers (26 percent), and Revenue Officers (25 percent). The least corrupt Officials in 2019, are Health workers with 5 percent.

The report indicated a slight reduction in corruption cases, particularly bribery, nationwide. While the prevalence of bribery was 32.3 percent in 2016, in 2019, it dropped to 30.2 percent.
The report noted that while the drop might not be “substantial”, it is an indication that Nigerians were rejecting bribery somehow, during the period.
The NBS, which described the 2019 report as “home-grown”, stated that the data was collected from a total of 33,067 persons in the 36 States, and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, through interviews.
It also gave a State-by-State record of corruption prevalence, with Kogi State leading as the most corrupt State (48 percent), followed by Gombe (45 percent); Rivers (43 percent); and Adamawa (41 percent).
Imo is the least corrupt State in Nigeria, with 17.6 percent prevalence, followed closely by Jigawa, Kano, and Plateau States.
On a Zonal basis, the most corrupt geopolitical zone is the North-Central, while the North-West recorded the least corruption cases.
The NBS Official stated: “The survey contains home-grown data collected from Nigerians, by Nigerians, and for Nigerians.

“The scope of the survey is on petty corruption, not on grand corruption.
“This 2nd survey result is useful in assessing the impact of the measures put in place by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, in fighting corruption, after the 1st report of 2016. It also gives Nigerians the opportunity to assess and evaluate the impact of the measures.”
Giving the highlights of the characteristics of the survey, Stople said that cash remains the most used medium of bribery in Nigeria, accounting for “93 percent” of all cases.
“We have seen that 67 percent of bribes are demanded and given before the public Official provides the service, as was the case in 2016”, the UNODC Country Representative stated.

In all, Nigerians identified “unemployment”, “insecurity”, and “corruption”, as the biggest problems of the country, noting that, up to 32 percent of job seekers got engaged by paying a bribe.
The report, which also covered bribery during elections, said that the prevalence was 20 percent, representing one out of five Nigerians taking bribe or a gift to vote.
“This is an area that should interest the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“All the zones are involved; South-West (19 percent); South-South (24 percent); South-East (19 percent); North-West (23 percent); North-East (18 percent); and North-Central (21 percent)”, it read.
He added: “While there is a slight drop, it is important that Officials and Nigerians should reduce the prevalence of bribery.
“The Institutions within the criminal justice system remain comparatively most affected by corruption.
“Those Institutions should improve on the efforts to prevent and counter corruption.”