Nigeria, Feb. 1 -- The Nigerian government has faulted the new 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) which indicates corruption level has not improved in Nigeria in the last year.

The new 2022 CPI released on Tuesday shows Nigeria maintained its 24 out of 100 points. But despite the lack of improvement in the points scored, Nigeria moved four steps from its previous year's position of 154th position to 150th out of the total 180 countries assessed.

Displeased with the assessment, however, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said Wednesday that the government is not fighting corruption to impress TI or to earn the body's favourable corruption ranking.

The minister who...