- The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the corruption that might be found in the present government cannot be compared with what obtained in previous administrations
- He states that there are consequences for corrupt acts under the Buhari regime
- President Buhari says his administration is determined to overcome all challenges militating against the country’s security and development
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has insisted that it would be nearly foolish to say there is no corruption in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Amaechi was however quick to note that the corruption that might be found in the present government cannot be compared with what obtained in previous administrations.
Speaking in an interactive session with journalist on Thursday, February 15, the minister pointed out that that there are consequences for corrupt acts under the Buhari administration, The Cable reports.
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“I will nearly be a foolish man to say that but compare the magnitude if there is any. Before it was with impunity. Now there are consequences for stealing, he said when asked if there is no form of corruption under Buhari,” he said.
NAIJ.com learnt that Amaechi stated that a lot of progress would have been made developing the country if the previous administrations used the country’s resources on infrastructure.
“What happened when we had this money? What did we do with that money? We say ‘Oh stop criticising them do your own’. The truth is that the president is eliminating corruption because it is that resource we can use to do Lagos-Ibadan rail.
“Do you know why they didn’t finish Abuja-Kaduna rail then? Counterpart funding. They could not pay. When we came, we paid N23 billion. The counterpart funding for Lagos-Ibadan is N72 billion, we have paid.
“Let me tell you, if we don’t win, corruption will come back automatically. Nobody will beg it," he said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment and firm resolve of his administration to take Nigeria to the next level of growth and development.
He made the resolve on Thursday, February 15, in Kaduna state when he inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The president said his administration was determined to overcome all challenges militating against the country’s security and development.
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