John Oyegun has said corruption is not as brazen under the President Muhammadu Buhari government as it was with previous administrations.
“Yes, there are still challenges in the land, there is no question about it,” Oyegun said. “We took over in very difficult circumstances including a fundamental problem of the collapse of the price of crude oil, Conditions were such that we needed an extraordinary man of courage to be able to lead the country out the crisis that we inherited to the increasing economic stability and progress which this nation clearly is beginning to attain,” he added.
“On infrastructure, a lot of beautiful work is going on, particularly on the railway system. You cannot carry meaningful development on trucks on the highways… Development has to be carried on the back of a modern railway system and the president has made that a top priority and today we can say on the implementation platform is 5oookm of modern standard gauge railway that will cut across the length and breadth of this country.
“On corruption, we all know that corruption is fighting back. But it is not a problem you fight with a flick of a switch, because corruption is very rich, corruption is very wealthy, corruption is very elitist, they are bound to fight back and they are fighting back. But thank God we have a president who is single-minded about taming that scourge and tame it we will. We know now that corruption is not as brazen as it was.
“We don’t just now take money from the public till and distribute to politicians and the rest of it, that no longer happens… nobody is saying corruption has been wiped out, there is no country in the world where corruption has been wiped out, but it is being tackled in Nigeria to the point where it can no longer be a threat to the national economy, where it does not become an acceptable way of life, of doing business.” Odigie-Oyegun added.