Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed that corrupt persons do not flaunt their wealth as they used to before the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister disclosed this on Thursday,7th, November in Abuja at the special town hall meeting on the fight against corruption hosted by his ministry in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency.
Mohammed added that the war against corruption is a war of survival for Nigeria.
He said “For as long as the nation fails to check corruption, tackling insecurity and the revamping the economy will remain a mirage.
“In other words, the fight against corruption is pivotal to the success of the other cardinal programmes of the Administration,” he said.
“One may say that the war against corruption is still a war in progress, it is also fair to say that corruption has been driven under the table.
“The corrupt ones can no longer flaunt the proceeds of their corruption the way they used to do in the past.
“That is a major step forward. After all, every successful battle is a step towards winning a war.”
Panelists at the event included the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye.
Others were the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Prof. Muhammed Isah, Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itsey Sagay who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the Committee, Prof. Sadiq Radda.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, were represented at the event.