Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Development
The Federal Government has hailed the global endorsement of its anti-corruption fight, calling it an incentive to continue apace with the battle that must be won for the nation to achieve sustainable growth and development.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the acknowledgement of the determined efforts by the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, could not have come at a better time.
“The Federal Government is delighted that the anti-corruption war being led by President Muhammadu Buhari has been acknowledged and applauded on a global stage.
“It is particularly gratifying that in that speech, Mr. Kerry made the link between corruption and terrorism. We agree that corruption is indeed a radicalizer because it destroys faith in legitimate authority. Let me remind you, gentlemen, that radicalization is a key causative factor of terrorism,” Mohammed said during a meeting with news and political editors in Lagos on Sunday.
The Minister announced that he would soon kick-start a series of town hall meetings across the country to take the sensitization campaign, which he launched in Abuja last Monday, directly to Nigerians, in addition to using the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the relevant units of the Ministry of Information and Culture to reach every part of the country.
He said the government is aware that when you fight corruption, corruption will fight back, adding that, “We know that those who stole us dry are powerful. They have newspapers, radio and television stations and an army of supporters to continuously deride the government’s war against corruption. But we are undaunted and will not relent until corruption is also decimated,” he said.
Mohammed said corruption was responsible for the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper