- The federal government has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption in government agencies
- The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed made the government’s position known at a briefing in Abuja
- Mohammed, in a stern statement, dismissed the call for Buhari’s resignation as infantile
The federal government has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption that occurred in some government agencies.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, July 25, The Nation reported.
Legit.ng recalls that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for the president’s resignation over reported corruption in some government agencies including Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
But Mohammed, in a stern statement, dismissed the call for Buhari’s resignation as infantile.
He pointed out that the war on corruption is not losing steam under the current administration.
The minister stated that the PDP misinterpreted the allegations of corruption in a number of government agencies as a sign that the administration’s fight against corruption is waning.
“Let me state here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this Administration, is alive and well," he said.
The minister said anyone who has doubts about the anti-corruption fight is free to dare the government.
“Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare us," Mohammed was quoted saying.
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption campaign of the Buhari administration has come down hard on an official in Gombe state who was sentenced to 31 years in prison over money laundering.
Samuel Bulus Adamu, a former chairman of Shongom local government area of Gombe state was sentenced by a court that found him guilty of a seven-count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Gombe zonal office charged the official to court after it received a petition from the TICAN Engineering Enterprises regarding allegations related to fraud, cheating and money laundering to the tune of N97, 640, 000.
The EFCC disclosed that after being found guilty, the trial judge sentenced the suspect.
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