Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri has described as inaccurate the recent rating of Nigeria as the 35th most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International, saying the activities of a few individuals cannot be used as a general assessment for the whole country.
Omeri made the remark in his office in Abuja while receiving in audience a delegation from the Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Transparency and Good Governance led by its president Alhaji Ali Abacha.
According to the DG, the rating by Transparency International is based on perception and perception cannot be said to be reality.
He challenged Transparency International to come to NOA or other agencies of government where good things continue to happen and report on the good governance initiatives which are being implemented by the Jonathan Administration.
He however said government agencies should prove the inaccuracy of the report by always doing the right thing and supervising subordinates in such a way to increase productivity and value based operations in their organizations.