- Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption
- The minister of information recalled a saying by President Buhari that “if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us”
- Mohammed claimed that it is on record that the Buhari administration has driven corruption under the carpet in four years
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.
Mohammed, who gave the assurance in Washington DC, in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), said the president will not compromise his anti corruption programmes and policies, NAN reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that the minister is in Washington to engage international media and think tank, promote and reiterate the successes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
During the interview anchored in English by Alhaji Aliyu Mustapha of the VOA Hausa Service, the minister said that the anti corruption fight would be frontal in the agenda of the government because corruption is one of the major causes of poverty and underdevelopment in the country.
He recalled a saying by President Buhari that “if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us" and reiterated the government’s commitment to the fight against the scourge.
The minister also reiterated the discovery during the past administration, that 55 Nigerians shared a whopping sum of N1.3 billion equivalent to what the present administration had spent on infrastructure development in four years.
“The president is committed to the fight against corruption and the administration will continue with it.
“For example, the Treasury Single Account has instituted accountability in government‘s earnings and spendings and the whistle blower policy has led to the recovery of billions of naira.
“It takes more than four years to clean a country endemic in corruption. However, it is on record that this administration has driven corruption under the carpet in four years.
“In the next four years, therefore, the government will consolidate on the achievements recorded particularly in the fight against corruption,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senate President Bukola Saraki described President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war as propaganda; saying it’s not realistic.
Saraki claimed evidence showed the country was failing when it comes to corruption. He said if the president was actually serious about corruption, those around him would have been made to face the law.
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