The latest ranking of the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is out and Nigeria is ranked 35th out of all the 54 countries in Africa.
Nigeria scored 48.1 according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation for its 2017 IIAG ranking on Monday in Dakar, Senegal.
It said though Nigeria ranked 35th, its score was lower than the African average of 50.8 and lower than the regional average for West Africa which was put at 53.8.
It, however, said Nigeria achieved its highest category score in participation and human rights at 52.5 and its lowest category score in sustainable economic opportunity put at 42.3.
The index also said Nigeria achieved its highest sub-category score of 63.1 in rule of law and its lowest sub-category score of 32.7 in accountability.
“Over the last five years, Nigeria showed signs of ‘Increasing Improvement’ in overall governance.
“Nigeria’s overall governance progress over the decade is driven by three of the four categories: participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.’’