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27.04.2021 news Nigeria Scores Zero in Health to Emerge Third-Worst Country in Good Governance

Published 27th Apr, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

Nigeria has emerged third-worst country in the Chandler Good Governance Index (CGGI) launched in Singapore on Monday.

Far behind Ghana, Uganda and Kenya, Africa’s largest nation stands at number 102 out of 104 countries after scoring 0.319 total points.

The index examines 34 indicators grouped into seven pillars: leadership and foresight, robust laws and policies, strong institutions, financial stewardship, attractive market place, global influence and reputation, and helping people rise.

While Nigeria scores very poor points under several indicators, including social mobility, coordination, education and anti-corruption, it has zero score in health.

Finland is at the forefront with 0.848 points, followed by Switzerland and Singapore. Mauritus, at number 38, is Africa’s best country. The report also shows that Ghana is ahead of Nigeria in all seven pillars except global influence and reputation.

CGGI aggregated data from over 50 public global data sources to produce its final score. The 2021 report is the maiden edition of what will be an annual series, and it comes amidst Covid-19 pandemic, which, according to CGGI, has revealed strengths and weaknesses of governments across the world.   

Published 27th Apr, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

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