The Federal Government has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari will not stop the war against corruption.
It also describe calls for Buhari’s resignation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as infantile adding that the President will not resign because of the alleged infractions in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed stated the government’s position at a briefing in Abuja following claims that the Buhari administration was losing grip on the war against corruption
Mohammed explained that the allegations of corrupt practices in the identified agencies shows that there is no sacred cow in the fight against graft.
He said “Unlike the PDP, the APC government will not cover up for anyone,” the government said it was illogical to conclude that the anti-corruption war was waning because of the alleged isolated corrupt practices in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The minister claimed that although the allegation of corrupt practices in NDDC was not new, the Buhari administration put up a faster speed in addressing it.
He gave insights into the achievements of the Buhari’s government on anti-corruption campaign, including the recovery of N800 billion and 1,400 convictions.