Nigeria has been ranked as the third worst governed country in the world by the Chandler Good Government Index.
The report ranked the nation very low in governance, leadership and foresight, scoring the country 102 out of 104 countries with a score of 0.319 points, ahead of Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
On Monday the report for 2021 released in Singapore by the Chandler Institute of Governance, stated that the capacity to deal with corruption properly is the powerful point of good governance.
Where 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.
The input, which was the first in the collection, 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.
Mauritius, which was Africa’s best performer scored 0.5670, placing it at number 38 on the index.
Chandler Good Governance Index makes known that the ranking arrived during the COVID-19 pandemic, which opened the strengths and weaknesses in institutions, laws, and leadership in countries as governance decides the success of these countries.
It was stated that Good governance starts with good leadership. The tradition of government leadership differs from country to country, but the Chandler Good Governance Index’s greatest-performing governments are combined in three ways: a commitment to integrity, a strong vision and plan for their nation’s future, and the ability to make the most of their available resources.
By our Reporter.