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Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:38pm On Nov 28
The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to the media to fully support the current administration’s fight against corruption, saying the fourth estate of the realm cannot afford to sit on the fence as far as the battle to rid the nation of corruption is concerned.

Declaring open the 68th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) in Abuja yesterday, the minister said while the media should not hesitate to criticise the government’s strategy for the war against corruption, when necessary, it should do so without mocking the government.

‘’In recent times, it is not unusual to read such headlines as ‘Buhari’s Government Losing Anti-Corruption War’, ‘Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War is Failing’, ‘Arewa Youths Knock President Buhari Over Failing Anti-corruption War’. This is sheer mockery. And this war is not Buhari’s war. It is our war,’’ he said.

On why all hands must be on deck to fight corruption, Alhaji Mohammed said corruption is the reason for the many ills being experienced in the country today, including erratic power supply, poorly-equipped hospitals, lack of motorable roads, poor quality of life, poor economy, lack of jobs and insecurity.

‘’After previous administrations spent billions of dollars on power, all we inherited – when we took over on the 29th of May 2015 – was 2,690 megawatts. That is due to corruption. After previous governments budgeted billions for roads over the years, what we inherited are death traps.

‘’That is due to corruption. Why did Boko Haram thrive for so long? The answer is corruption, because money meant for the purchase of weapons for the military were simply diverted. Why did we inherit an economy in dire straits? It is corruption. For a country that sold oil at over 100 dollars per barrel for years, we simply failed to save for the rainy day, and when the rain came, it beat us silly,’’ he said.


The minister said the war against corruption is the toughest of the three broad issues that the Buhari administration campaigned with, ‘’because fighting corruption anywhere is like walking a lonely road.’’

‘’While many will join hands with you to tackle insecurity or to revamp the economy, you are on your own when you take on corruption.

‘’Most Nigerians were direct beneficiaries of corruption. Many were subsidized by corruption. Now that the gravy train of corruption is fast derailing, many are finding it difficult to come to terms with it. That’s the origin of the ‘Bring Back Corruption’ Campaign being carried out by certain elements in our society,’’ he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said the war against corruption becomes tougher when the media is not fully on board, adding: ‘’When the media seizes on every setback we suffer in prosecuting this war, they give succour to the corrupt. When the media falls for the distraction tactics of those who are mortally afraid of this war, they weaken the battle.’’

In his speech the acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Ibrahim Magu, disclosed that with the full support of the mass media the war against corruption in the country could be fully won in the next six month.

He described the media as a critical stakeholder in the fight against corruption in the country.

Magu called on the media to raise the alarm against any corrupt element and expose looters.

‘’The media has a very big role to play. I am very impressed with them. If the media can support us we will fully achieve our mandate. With the support of the media the nation will purge all corrupt elements in six months.

‘’As a media practitioner you are naturally a corruption crusader. I am calling on the media to support us. I am not accusing the media of being biased but I love criticism, corrupt criticism. It will aid us to achieve our mandate and sit tight.

‘’As a media practitioner you are naturally an anti-corruption crusader and whistle blower. I am using this medium to call on the media to expose all corrupt elements in the current administration,’’ he added.

http://www.estnt.com/2017/11/28/criticise-dont-mock-anti-graft-war-lai-tells-media/

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by rusher14: 8:42pm On Nov 28
Well said Mohammed.

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by rifasenate11(m): 8:42pm On Nov 28
shaarap dere, wasn't these same media used by you Mr. Lie Mohammed to achieve your propaganda and lies against GEJ in 2015? now he is feeling the full pain of thier criticisms. The media is not owned by anyone, they have presently fallen out of your favour. 2019 will be the End of the show for you.

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Firefire(m): 8:49pm On Nov 28
This government has failed woefully both in governance and the purported fight against kworuption.

Shame!

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by freeze001(f): 9:05pm On Nov 28
Suddenly they want d media to go blind and dumb so they don't report that the fake APC/Buhari battle is already dead on arrival abi? This is how they keep trying to manipulate n muzzle the media to only report pro-government news...Are we we still in a democracy?

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Leboska(m): 9:15pm On Nov 28
Fools

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by three: 9:27pm On Nov 28
APC have absolutely no intention to fight corruption. They think Nigerians are stupid.

That's how much they despise Nigerians.

The examples are too numerous too list.

We are literally back to where we were this time 2014

Check out the story below. No one needs to mock APCs fight against corruption when they're doing a very good job of it themselves.


Meanwhile the leader of their party converted a whole local goverment council's land on no less prominent than King's Way Road but still has the effontery to call others corrupt. That's how foolish they think we are. ....

Mock ko WAEC ni angry



Anonimi thanks for the Asukwo cartoon

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by iamKajogbola: 9:27pm On Nov 28
Both will be more effective

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by bedspread: 9:28pm On Nov 28
Lai, it Remains a Joke until the likes of
David Bachir
Maina
And other Criminals who became Saints immediately they Joined APC are brought to Book.

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Nackzy: 9:29pm On Nov 28
U Have come Again abi? ..commander in chief.. Liars Association of Africa

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by PointZerom: 9:29pm On Nov 28
Lie Mohammed

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Spanner4(m): 9:29pm On Nov 28
grin


What a name......Liar mohammed

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Nbote(m): 9:30pm On Nov 28
D only way to criticize it is to mock it becos d whole anti graft war is a mockery already and simply playing on d sensibility of Nigerians. Anti graft war my ass

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by miqos03: 9:30pm On Nov 28
Ok, we shall see

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by KehnnyCares(m): 9:31pm On Nov 28
One day, we will surely get there
Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by pol23: 9:31pm On Nov 28
Everything We criticise... your Dogs here barks online.
Toothless Dog like the EFCC

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by hezy4real01(m): 9:32pm On Nov 28
You too de lie, tomorrow u will say u didn't tell them to criticise again

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:32pm On Nov 28
Okay Mr Lai.
Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by eTECTIVe(m): 9:32pm On Nov 28
No need.. U ppl are doing enough in making mockery of it with cases such as Maina's and d Ikoyigate scam...

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Inspire01(m): 9:32pm On Nov 28
Coming from the chief lier himself
The same media u used as propaganda tool during the last administration
It's just the beginning Mr man

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Forzap(m): 9:33pm On Nov 28
mtcheew undecided undecided

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by kenic(m): 9:33pm On Nov 28
They keep blaming.... blames upon blames... How irresponsible of this government.

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by oloripelebe2: 9:34pm On Nov 28
grin

Which anti corruption war?

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by coldsummer: 9:34pm On Nov 28
It is totally laughable


everything about the government is a joke.

you selective corruption fight ----- big joke.

The EFCC------- Big joke

whistle blower scheme ----- BIG joke

The president himself has turned himself into a petty joke.


so what is your point

hahahaha

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by AishaBuhari: 9:34pm On Nov 28
Shameless bigotry called Lai Muhammad is at it again undecided

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Robisky001: 9:36pm On Nov 28
Mtchew..... You call a vindictive mission a war against corruption. How about the corrupt entities in APC? Ohhh I forgot they are now Saints as a result untouchable.

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by shugamummy: 9:36pm On Nov 28
sarki avoids this kind of thread

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by alexistaiwo: 9:37pm On Nov 28
2019 can't come soon enough......



Who's thinking what I'm thinking? tongue

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by Sapiosexuality(m): 9:38pm On Nov 28
Trash. He wants a nation of Zombies. The failure of a government deserves more than it is getting. The media is quiet to all manner of rubbish dropped by a President without commonsense or capable of good behavior.

Mr Lai, if you are reading this, I wrote this one about the failure of your myopic, insensitive and senseless boss. What's going to be my punishment? How do you plan gagging that? You guys make me sick.

http://www.estnt.com/things-learn-change-government/

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Re: Criticise But Don't Mock Our Anti-Graft War - Lai Mohammed Tells Media by daadaass: 9:39pm On Nov 28
The media has been objective with their criticism. Is it not the Media that exposed Maina? They want the media to keep quiet? He should remember this is democracy, this same media was used by APC too, at least let them do the right thing.

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