Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that restructuring is not a priority of the current administration given what it inherited.
The Minister stated this on Thursday when he featured on “Focus Nigeria”, a current affairs programme on African Independent Television (AIT).
Mohammed explained that with the high level of corruption, economy downturn, insecurity, particularly with the activities of Boko Haram, which had taken over half of the North East, the government could not have contemplated restructuring.
He said the focus of the government, which also formed the basis of its campaign, is to fight corruption and insecurity and fix the economy.
The minister said two years after its inauguration, the administration has not failed but succeeded on the three campaign promises.
He noted that the divisive messages and hate speeches raging presently in the country were not new to the government because the government had envisaged it and had been sensitising Nigerians to its dangers.
The minister assured all Nigerians to go about their lawful businesses and disregard any threat from any quarters.
He said the government would not be found wanting in the discharge of its primary responsibility of protecting lives and property of all Nigerians wherever they reside.
He added that government would deal decisively with anyone or group that disturb the peace of the nation and constitute a threat to anyone or group.
The minister said contrary to perceptions in certain quarters, the government’s anti-corruption fight is not one-sided or targeted at opposition.
He said that anywhere there was anti-corruption fight, corruption would fight back and the tensions being experienced in the country could be linked to it.
He said before the government took over, corruption was so alarming that 55 persons stole N1.35 trillion in seven years.