Nigeria ranked 33 out of 54 countries in Africa based on the annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries conducted by Ibrahim Index of African Governance (ILAG) for 2018.


According to the report, Nigeria garnered 47.9 points in overall governance.


The study which was aimed at assessing the progress in leadership and governance reveals that Nigeria increased in ranking from 35 in 2017 to 33 in 2018.


The report stated that the score dropped from 48.1 to 47.9 which is lower than the African average of 49.9 and also lower than the West African average of 54.3.


Nigeria got 53.2 in Participation and Human rights which is its highest score and its lowest score in Sustainable Economic Opportunism scoring 43.5.


Further reports said that Nigeria received its highest sub-category score in Participation snagging 62.7 and its lowest in Transparency and accountability scoring 34.5.