Lagos Ranked The Most Corrupt State In Nigeria Under Fashola (DETAILS)

Lagos Ranked The Most Corrupt State In Nigeria Under Fashola (DETAILS)

By Wires | The Trent on August 16, 2015
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FILE: The All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, pictured with Governor Fashola on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the annual Lagos state thanksgiving service in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos. | StateCraft

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. 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.

REVENUE CATEGORY (N) CATEGORY POINTS
1Billion –3Billion 1
4Billion – 9Billion 2
10Billion –18Billion 3
19Billion – 30Billion 4
31Billion – 45Billion 5
46Billion – 63Billion 6
64Billion – 84Billion 7
85Billion – 118Billion 8
119Billion – 145Billion 9
146Billion & Above 10
# STATES POVERTY RATE(%) FISCAL SATURATION CORRUPTION GRAVITY INDEX
1 LAGOS 48.6 51.4 9.72
2 DELTA 63.3 36.7 9.5
3 RIVERS 50.4 49.6 7.06
4 EBONYI 73.6 26.4 5.55
5 EDO 65.6 34.4 4.92
6 ENUGU 62.5 37.5 4.69
6 ENUGU 62.5 37.5 4.69
7 OGUN 62.3 37.7 4.67
8 KADUNA 61.5 38.5/td> 4.61
9 SOKOTO 81.2 18.8 4.06
10 KATSINA 74.5 25.5 3.73
11 ADAMAWA 74.2 25.8 3.71
12 GOMBE 74.2 25.8 3.71
13 BAUCHI 73.0 27.0 3.65
14 KEBBI 72.0 28.0 3.60
15 PLATEAU 71.4 28.6 3.57
16 TARABA 68.9 31.1 3.45
17 BENUE 67.1 32.9 3.36
18 KOGI 67.1 32.9 3.36
19 ENUGU 62.5 37.5 4.69
20 KANO 65.6 34.4 3.28
21 AKWA-IBOM 53.7 46.3 3.22
22 CROSSRIVER 52.9 47.1 3.18
23 OYO 51.8 48.2 3.11
24 KWARA 61.8 38.2 3.09
25 NASARAWA 60.4 39.6 3.02
26 ONDO 45.7 54.3 2.74
27 ABIA 57.4 42.6 2.36
28 ANAMBRA 56.8 43.2 2.27
29 EKITI 52.4 47.6 2.10
30 IMO 50.5 49.5 2.02
31 BAYELSA 57.0 43.0 1.88
32 YOBE 73.8 26.2 1.85
33 JIGAWA 74.1 25.9 1.85
34 ZAMFARA 70.8 29.2 1.77
35 OSUN 37.9 62.1 1.26
36 NIGER 33.8 66.2 1.13
37 BORNU 55.1 44.9 1.11

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