Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has defended the Buhari-led administration following Transparency International’s latest report which rated Nigeria poorly within the struggle towards corruption.
Within the international agency’s latest report, Nigeria dropped to 149 out of the 180 countries surveyed after scoring 25 out of 100 factors.
Reacting to this while featuring on Channels Tv’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday February 1, Shehu stated it’s an indictment on Nigerians and never on President Buhari.
He stated “I’ll let you know that this one by TI just isn’t a judgment on Buhari or his administration or its struggle towards corruption, I’ll let you know that this one is judgement on Nigerians as a result of if you happen to have a look at the indices they used at arriving at these conclusions, they used eight indices, six of which confirmed Nigeria as being roughly Nigeria in the same position.
“The two that they dwelled on, that triggered this backslide, are primarily Nigerian issues. They’re speaking concerning the political tradition of this nation, vote-buying, thuggery. Is it Buhari that is a thug? We’re not doing thuggery.
“And once they discuss concerning the justice sector, they’re speaking about perceived corruption within the judiciary. These perceptions are primarily not appropriate.
Sure, there are points in that sector however so many modifications are happening in that sector wouldn’t it have been good in the event that they acknowledged it so that you simply encourage these judicial officers which might be upright after which the system gets getting better.”