The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is as strong as ever, even as there are ongoing corruption allegations in strategic government agencies like EFCC, NDDC and NSITF.
The minister, who stated this while addressing Journalists today in Abuja, attributed the corruption allegations against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to the previous administrations.
He said it is ironic that those under whose watch the alleged freewheeling spending by the Commission started are now the ones accusing those who are cleaning up the mess they left behind.
Alhaji Mohammed maintained that the administration has so far recorded over 1,400 convictions, including high profile ones, and recovered funds in excess of N800 billion, not to talk of forfeiture of ill-gotten properties.
According to him, the fight against corruption is not about loot recovery or convictions alone, saying that the administration was also putting in place enduring institutional reforms that will deter acts of corruption.
[Pure News Reporters]