What the papers say – Lai Mohammed Explains Why War against Terrorism cannot be separated from anti-corruption war
29th January 2016
What the papers say – Lai Mohammed explains why war against terrorism cannot be Separated from Anti-corruption War
Daily Post Newspapers – January 28 2015
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Wednesday explained why the fight against terrorism cannot be separated from the anti-corruption war, lamenting that those who have the responsibility of providing for the anti-insurgency war Nigeria needed to quickly win chose to divert and steal what is meant for funding the war.
While observing that all the factors listed by Pillar One of the United Nations Counter Terrorism Strategy as conditions conducive for the spread of terrorism are prevalent in Nigeria, he stressed that they are a direct consequences of the plunder of public funds.
The Minister, who spoke at the dissemination workshop on Conflict Sensitive Communications and Reporting organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser, in collaboration with the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, listed the factors to include: poverty, injustice, prolonged unresolved conflicts, lack of social mobility, alienation.