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Nigerians should expect more corruption trials – Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Muhammed, Minister of Information and Communication, has told Nigerians to expect more corruption trials and prosecutions.

Speaking at a town hall meeting yesterday in Abuja, Mohammed said, “We have taken on corruption at its core. There are more prosecutions and there will be more convictions for public sector corruption than Nigeria has ever seen.”

He said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has confronted corruption headlong in its first two years in office, adding that “We have acted to address the leakages in government spending that make corruption possible, through the zero- based budgeting and the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the government’s efficiency unit and the hugely successful whistle-blower policy.”

Also speaking, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the Federal Government created 193, 469 jobs in the last two years through construction of roads, power projects and housing projects.

He said macro impact on jobs is gradually increasing the purchasing power and money in the economy.

On his part, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi said completion of the Itapke-Warri standard gauge rail line was now uncertain as the National Assembly has removed the N60 billion provided for the project in the 2017 Appropriation Act recently passed.

The minister said if the funds were not put back, then the targeted completion date of first quarter 2018 won’t happen.

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