Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, during an interview with the Voice of America in Washington D.C., the capital of United States of America, said that the next administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will be fiercer on the fight against corruption.
Mr. Lai noted that Buhari would not compromise on his anti-corruption programmes and policies.
The Minister noted that the anti-corruption would be frontal in the agenda of the next government because it is the major causes of poverty and underdevelopment in Nigeria.
He quoted Buhari’s statement that “if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us”.
He further alleged that it was recently discovered that 55 Nigerians shared a huge sum of $1.3billion.
“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 spendings and the whistleblower 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,” he said.
As for the fight against insurgents and banditry in Nigeria, Lai said that the Buhari’s administration would apply the multidimensional approach besides deployment of forces.
Lai said that the current government was aware of other causes of the insecurity problems the nation is facing which include economic, social, lack of infrastructure and job opportunities.
He however noted that the President Buhari’s government has performed well in addressing the challenges and making the country safer than it was before its emergence.