Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has alleged that Transparency International and other non-governmental organisations in the country are acting like opposition parties.
The Minister noted this on Wednesday when he hosted the Chair of TI, Delia Ferreria Rubio, and the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, the local chapter of TI, Auwal Rafsanjani.
According to Mohammed, “TI and CISLAC fail to see and appreciate the sociological dynamics of fighting corruption.
“They do not look at the picture but condemn the efforts of the government, like in the case of the Corruption Perception Index. NGOs have constituted themselves as an opposition party. There should be constant interaction with the government instead.”
The minister, however, welcomed the TI chair to Nigeria and thanked her for making Nigeria her first point of call in Africa.