Nigeria’s first nationwide survey on bribery has shed light on the extent of corruption in Africa’s largest economy .

The country’s statistics agency interviewed a nationally representative sample of 33,067 households across Nigeria in April and May 2016 on their experiences with bribery in the previous year.

Nearly a third (32.3%) of adults reported paying bribes to a public official or that they were asked to in the year before. Those who did, parted with at least six bribes in the period, paying about N5,300 (about US$17), or nearly a third of the average monthly salary in Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s first nationwide survey on bribery has shed light on the extent of corruption in Africa’s largest economy .

The country’s statistics agency interviewed a nationally representative sample of 33,067 households across Nigeria in April and May 2016 on their experiences with bribery in the previous year.

Nearly a third (32.3%) of adults reported paying bribes to a public official or that they were asked to in the year before. Those who did, parted with at least six bribes in the period, paying about N5,300 (about US$17), or nearly a third of the average monthly salary in Nigeria.

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