This Day (Lagos)

9 January 2013

Nigeria: Media Amplify the Issue of Corruption

For the umpteenth time the federal government has attributed the spate of criticism against it on the issue of the proliferation of corruption under the current administration as something being given prominence to by the media.

Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku stated this while reacting to a question put to him by State House correspondents on a statement made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the volume of graft in the country rose tremendously under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The last time Maku blamed the media on a similar issue was last year when he was asked to respond to the corruption rating of the country by Transparency International.

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