The Federal Government says it will not be distracted by the “baseless” rating of the Transparency International which ranked Nigeria low in its latest international Corruption Perception index.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the government position on Wednesday in London when he featured on respective interview session by some international media organisations.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the minister had so far engaged with international media outfits including. Reuters News Agency, BBC, Financial Times and The Guardian since he arrived in London on Monday.
Reacting to the TI rating, the minister said that the position by the organisation that Nigeria is doing worse in fighting corruption is incorrect and the government is unhappy about the development.
“In any event, we are not fighting corruption because we want to impress any organisation.
“We are fighting corruption because we believed that without fighting the menace, the…
Source: Guardian Newspaper