President Buhari’s current rank in overall governance score improved by +2.5 points over the last ten years in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, IIAG.
IIAG’s survey is a comprehensive analysis of African governance undertaken to date.
The initiative brings together a decade of data to assess each of Africa’s 54 countries against 95 indicators drawn from 34 independent sources.
The rating showed that Nigeria was one of 10 countries that improved across all four sub-categories of the Sustainable Economic Opportunity category.
“This year, for the first time, the IIAG includes Public Attitude Survey data from Afrobarometer.
“This captures Africans’ own perceptions of governance, providing fresh perspective on the results registered by other data.
“Over the last decade, overall governance has improved by one score point at the continental average with 37 countries.
“This overall positive trend has been led mainly by improvement in Human Development and Participation and Human Rights.
“Sustainable Economic Opportunity also registered an improvement, but at a slower pace,” it added.
However, the report stated that the positive trends was in contrast to a pronounced and concerning drop in Safety and Rule of Law.
“This worrying trend has worsened recently, with almost half of the countries on the continent recording their worst score ever in this category within the last three years.
“This is driven by large deterioration in the sub-categories of Personal Safety and National Security.
“Notably, Accountability is now the lowest scoring sub-category of the whole Index.
“Without exception, all countries that have deteriorated at the Overall Governance level have also deteriorated in Safety and Rule of Law,” it added.
Surprisingly, Nigeria recorded the second most deteriorated score in the National Security sub-category, scoring –28.6 points.
The IIAG ranking was launched by renowned world leader and philanthropist, Mo Ibrahim Foundation.