- The federal government has said that its ongoing war against corruption is not over yet
- The government also said it has not relaxed its efforts in addressing issues of food security
- It said it has shifted its economic policy from mono oil sector to agriculture so as to diversify the economy of the country
The federal government on Thursday, May 24 said that even though it was making progress in the war against corruption, the battle was not over yet.
The statement was made in Lokoja by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who noted the results of the ongoing anti-corruption war.
NAIJ.com notes that Mustapha, who was represented by Dr Habitat Lawal, said that the introduction of Bank Verification Number (BVN) and observation of other principles, which had helped the anti-corruption war, would be sustained.
According to him, government has not rested on its oars in addressing issues of food security, as it has shifted its economic policy from mono oil sector to agriculture to diversify the economy of the country.
Mustapha said: “The focus on agriculture has led to reduction in the importation of some food items from other countries. The new policy of agriculture has, therefore, improved production of many agricultural products, especially rice at home. The federal government has made provision of infrastructure as its cardinal principle.
“Such efforts have increased power supply across the nation. Without power small and medium business cannot thrive.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari insisted that the fight against corruption had come to stay in Nigeria.
Buhari made the statement when unveiling the African Union’s anti-graft campaign at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU, on Sunday, January 28.
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