Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the fight against corruption by the current administration is as strong as ever, even as there are ongoing corruption allegations in strategic government agencies like the EFCC, NDDC and NSITF.
The minister, who stated this at a press conference today in Abuja, attributed the corruption allegations against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to the previous administrations adding that those under whose watch the alleged freewheeling spending by the Commission started are now the ones accusing those who are cleaning up after them of corruption.
Mohammed revealed that the administration has so far recorded over 1,400 convictions, including high profile ones, and recovered funds in excess of N800 billion, not to talk of forfeiture of ill-gotten properties.
According to him, the fight against corruption is not about loot recovery or convictions alone, saying that the administration was also putting in place enduring institutional reforms that will deter acts of corruption.
(Cue in-Lai Mohammed on Forfeiture)