Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the President is still committed in fighting corruption and would be greatly intensified in his second term.
Speaking in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, he expressed concern about corruption and wastage that has taken place under the previous administration before the President came into office.
The major cause of poverty and underdevelopment is corruption that was condoned by the past administration, said Mohammed. Stating 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 spending 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.”
The federal government is not insensitive of the crisis and upheaval in affected areas said Alhaji Mohammed while scoring the current administration a good point in the address of insecurity owing to the fact that the Nigeria is safer than it was in 2015.