Nigeria Taking Different Approach In Fight Against Corruption – Okupe

Channels Television  
Updated December 9, 2014
Doyin Okupe said the government would continue to put strategies in place that would check corruption.

The Nigerian government says it is taking a different approach in the fight against corruption, which is yielding results.

A spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, told Channels Television on Tuesday that the administration of President Jonathan was committed to reducing the rate of corruption in Nigeria by checking every avenue that the government was losing money.

It is another Anti-corruption Day and Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in the celebration. It has presented another chance for Nigerians to assess the steps that have been taken to check the global phenomenon.

The recent ranking by Transparency International corruption survey which puts Nigeria at the 136th position down from 144 in 2013 has drawn different reactions.

The presidency, however, said the ranking was heart-warming as it validated the administration’s efforts to check the threat posed by corruption.

Corruption is said to be one factor that has continued to slow Nigeria’s development, a challenge the country has always appeared unable to confront.

The theme for this year’s international anti-corruption day, is “Breaking the Corruption Chain”.