It Takes More Than Four Years To Fight Corruption In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed Defends President Buhari
Lai Mohammed Scores Buhari’s Administration High
Alh Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information, has submitted that despite enormous challenges, the Buhari administration remains committed to fighting corruption.
He said the President will not compromise his stand on the fight against corruption and would even intensify such efforts in his second term.
Naija News understands the minister, speaking in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, also lamented the wastage and corruption under previous administrations before Muhammadu Buhari came into power.
Mohammed said corruption is one of the major causes of poverty and underdevelopment in the country, adding that under the past administration, “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.”
Speaking further on insecurity, Alh. Mohammed said the federal government is not unaware of the causes of the crises and upheaval in the affected areas including economic and social reasons.
Overall, he scored the current administration high in addressing insecurity in the country, saying the country is now safer than it was in 2015.
The minister also added that the government is making progress on economic recovery with deliberate programmers of diversifying the economy through agriculture and other sectors as well as developing infrastructure.