Minister to Nigerians: Show more anger against corruption


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Special Adviser to the Governor, Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment (Lagos Global), Prof. Ademola Abass; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Olukunle Ojo; Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Folarin Coker; Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde and others, during a courtesy visit to the Governor by the Minister of Information, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed has lamented that Nigerians have not shown enough anger against corruption as they have not voiced enough concern whenever looted funds are put in public domain.
Muhammed, who visited Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday at the State House, Ikeja, in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, emphasized that the Federal Government was more than ever determined to kill corruption, but decried Nigerians’ nonchalant attitude toward showing enough anger against corruption.
Speaking with newsmen after the visit, the minister also said the Pesident Muhammadu Buhari administration was not witch-hunting anybody in the fight against corruption.
“We are not witch-hunting any person. We are not out to vilify any person. What bothers us is that Nigerians are not angry enough. Last Sunday, it was reported that N381 million was recovered from the account of the wife of a former service chief.
“It is surprising that Nigerians have shown no anger about it. In other climes, you will see people talking about it or doing something about it. We must understand that until we kill corruption, we are not going to make any edgeway. The budget was distorted. We, as the Federal Executive Council, did not pad any budget,” he said.
The minister also said the emphasis of the present government was not …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper