The Chandler Good Government Index has recently ranked Nigeria as the third worst country in the world.
The report ranked Africa’s most populous nation very low on governance and leadership.
The 2021 report released in Singapore noted that the ability to effectively tackle corruption is the strongest indicator of good governance.
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.