Nigeria Ranks Third Worst Governed Country In The World

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Chandler Good Government Index has released a ranking placing Nigeria as the third worst governed country in the world.

The 2021 report released in Singapore on Monday by the Chandler Institute of Governance ranked Nigeria very low in governance, leadership and foresight

It places the country 102 out of 104 countries with a score of 0.319 points, ahead of Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

The index, which was the first in the series,  scored Nigeria 0.44  on leadership and foresight; anti-corruption 0.45; long-term vision 0.47; strategic prioritization 0.41 and innovation 0.4.

The report also ranked Nigeria low in other parameters, scoring the nation 98 in leadership and foresight;   85 in robust laws and policies; 101 in strong institutions; 88 in financial stewardship; 97 in attractive marketplace; 72 in global influence and reputation and helping people rise 98.

Finland ranked number one with 0.848 points followed by Switzerland; Singapore; Netherlands; Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Germany; New Zealand and Canada.

Mauritius, which was Africa’s best performer scored 0.5670, placing it at number 38 on the index.

The CGGI explained that the ranking came during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed the strengths and weaknesses in institutions, laws, and leadership in countries as governance decides the success of these countries.
The report explained that the ability to handle corruption properly is the strongest indicator of good governance.
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