Lai Mohammed Defends FG’s Anti-Corruption Drive

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Minister of Information Lai Mohammed

ABUJA, OCTOBER 28, 2016 – As the Federal Government’s anti-corruption fight comes under intense criticisms, the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, has blamed corruption for Nigeria’s recession.

Mr Mohammed also insisted that the measures taken by the government were within the ambit of the law.

Speaking at a forum in Abuja on Thursday where the arrest of some judges was addressed, the Minister defended the action.

A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, also acknowledged that the cost of corruption has brought unimaginable consequences.

He, however, noted that there should be a balance and urged the government to provide a clear blueprint for economic revival alongside the war against corruption.

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Nuhu Ribadu and a member of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee, Femi Odejide, also gave their view on the corruption fight.

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