Nigerian’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has finally broken his silence on the recent ratings of Transparency International on corruption in Nigeria.
Speaking the mind of the federal government, Lai said the Federal Government would not be distracted by the rating of the Transparency International, which ranked Nigeria low in its latest international Corruption Perception index.
Lai also said the Federal Government was not fighting corruption to impress any organization including Transparency International.
The minister also said that the primary purpose of the Federal Government was to fight corruption because it believed that without fighting the menace, the much-sought development will not happen and we have results to show for fighting corruption.
Speaking further, the minister said policies and legislation has been put in place to tame the monster called corruption.
Naija News recalls that in the latest TI rating, Nigeria was ranked 146 out of the 180 countries that were surveyed worldwide.
By the rating, Nigeria slipped from 144th to 146th position in the corruption perception index, falling by 26 points, a minus of one when compared to its score in 2018.