Most corrupt states in Nigeria – Corruption Gravity Index: An estimate of $ 4 billion to $ 8 billion is unaccounted for out of the Nigerian state coffers every year, World Bank asserted that the country parades among the top five poorest countries of the world as more than two-third of her citizenry wallow in the quagmire of poverty.
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This investigation presents a research to measure the corruption gravity indices among the Thirty-Six Nigerian states between 2011 and 2013.
As computed below, Lagos, Delta, Rivers among other states were categorized as very corrupt, which is evident in the values of their respective indices, and this explains the case with Lagos that rakes in more than a billion dollar annually yet, over half of its population lives in abject poverty. In a similar vein Delta and Rivers are high net states with low fiscal saturation.
Borno, Niger and Osun were ranked among the least corrupt, as evident from the low values of their respective indices with a paltry inflow from domestic revenue, while committed to maintaining a poverty profile, poses better than the top twenty earning states with exception of Lagos and Rivers.
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