The Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has driven corruption under the carpet within four years in office.
Mohammed noted 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.
The Minister, who disclosed this in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) stressed that the president will not compromise his anti-corruption programmes and policies.
Mohammed granted the interview in Washington, where he is said to be engaging international media and think tank, promote and reiterate the successes of Buhari’s government.
Speaking on the “loot” by the past administration, he said: “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.”