The Presidency on Sunday said contrary to what many might believe, Nigeria was winning the war on corruption under President Goodluck Jonathan’s watch.
According to a report by Punch, it said although it might not be immediately known to many, the fight against corruption had been taken several notches higher since Jonathan came on board.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr.Doyin Okupe, made this known in a statement in Abuja.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria is winning the war on corruption. It may not be immediately apparent to those who do not understand the dynamics of applying creative techniques in upturning an age-old habit that has cost this country a lot in terms of financial resources; but to those like the officials in Transparency International knowledgeable in the nuances of fighting corruption, a lot of grounds have been covered,” Okupe said.
This, he said, was what the Jonathan administration had been doing and that was the template adopted by countries such as Denmark and New Zealand, which are at the top of the TI index.
Like New Zealand, Okupe said the Jonathan administration was deploying Information and Communications Technology to tackle corruption head on.
He said key reforms instituted by the administration, like the electronic payment system and the IPPS system had helped reduced corruption in the system.
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