FG recovered over N800bn looted funds - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed
Emeh Joy

The Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday said the present administration had recovered more than N800bn looted funds.

Mohammed made the statement at a press conference in Abuja. He also said the present regime had recorded over 1,400 convictions.

"The administration's fight against corruption is as strong as ever, and we have the records to back up this claim.

This administration has 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. This is no mean feat", the minister said.

He also talked about the administration's agenda, which involved fitting corruption and said the anti-corruption war in the country is not waning but alive and well.

He asked those who feel otherwise especially leaders of the opposing party, the Peoples Democratic Party to dare the law and face the consequences.

Mohammed said that recently, Nigerians have been inundated with various allegations of corruption in several government agencies such as NDDC, NSITF and even the anti-corruption agency, EFCC.

"Many, especially naysayers, have misinterpreted these developments as a sign that the administration's fight against corruption is waning.

In fact, the main opposition, PDP, has latched on to the developments to call for the resignation of Mr President, a call that is nothing but infantile!

Let me state it here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this administration, is alive and well", he said.

He further added, "President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union's Anti-Corruption Champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight.

And no one, not the least the PDP under whose watch Nigeria was looted dry, can rain his image or reverse the gains of the fight. Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare use. "

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