MasterwebNews 27/2/16 - Only Transparent Leaders Like Buhari Can Fight Corruption -Lai Mohammed

[ Masterweb Reports: Sylvester Ugwuanyi reports ] - The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that only a “very transparent leader” like President Muhammadu Buhari can wage war against corruption, stressing that the present administration is winning the anti-graft war.

 

He stressed that no amount of orchestrated attacks or campaign of calumny against those they believe to be in the forefront of the war against corruption will deter it from vigorously waging the battle.

 

Mohammed, who made this assertion on Friday when he visited two Yoruba-language newspapers, Alaroye and Iroyin Owuro, in Lagos, disclosed that indigenous newspapers are a ‘missing link’ in the government’s efforts to reach the people at the grassroots, hence his decision to visit them.

 

While rallying the support of the newspapers in the fight against terrorism and corruption, he said: ”We are winning (the fight against corruption). We won’t relent. We won’t retreat. With the support of the people we are fighting for, we will win.

 

“It takes a very transparent leader like President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption. But we are aware that corruption will fight back.

 

“We recognize your powerful platform and we want that platform to be used for nation building,” he said.

 

The Minister, who solicited the newspapers’ support for the impending national reorientation campaign of the government, said he visited the two newspapers in a dual capacity, as the Minister of Information as well as Culture.

 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

 
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