• Monday, July 15, 2024
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More shocking revelations on corruption coming – minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, says what has been revealed in the fight against corruption so far is nothing compared with more shocking revelations that lie ahead.

The minister, who made this disclosure at a press briefing on the update on the anti-corruption war, said the emphasis accorded the anti-graft war was not to vilify anyone but to sensitise Nigerians as to how harmful corruption was to the country and the people.

According to Muhammed, the sensitisation campaign tagged change begins with me, launched a week ago, is acknowledged by the US’ Secretary of State speech in this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a development widely seen as positive towards the anti-graft war in Nigeria.

“I can tell you today that corruption is already fighting back, and it is right hard and dirty. Sponsored articles have started appearing in the newspapers and in social media, while talking heads have started making rounds in the electronic media, all deriding the fight against corruption as well as this administration, while tagging the President a budding dictator and even write off his 2016 budget to distract attention from the war against corruption,” Mohammed said.

To buttress his stance, the minister said some of the beneficiaries of Dasukigate in an effort to deride the anti-corruption war tagged it as being selective, but the good news is that the government is already winning the fight with Nigerians hammering more on issues that pertains to corruption nationwide as a result of their reawakened consciousness.