The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC) has expressed concern over the high level of corruption in all spheres of sectors especially in the three arms of government and the private sector in the last two years.
This was made known by the Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Professor Tunde Babawale, during the validation meeting of the Nigeria Corruption Index (NCI) Survey in Abuja.
Babawale said that findings put corruption levels within the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive arms of government and private sector at forty two per cent between 2022 and 2023, explaining that the validation meeting was for a national survey that was carried out in 2022 which was called the Nigerian Corruption Index (NCI).
”All the sectors have been found culpable and found to be highly corrupt, the legislature the judiciary, the executive all of them have been found to be corrupt.
”Although at the level of the state the score differs from one state to the other but the bottom line is that there is an overall score that we found is that over 42 per cent in our own scale is highly corrupt for the entire country,” he said.
According to him, the NCI is to survey the extent of grand corruption in Nigeria, to look at the various sectors that are mostly affected by corruption as well as overall Nigerian thought in corruption.
He further urged the government to purge out legislative oversight which was sometimes used as a veritable tool and channel of corruption.