Lai Mohammed has revealed what he regrets most serving under President Muhammadu Buhari as a minister.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has opened up on what he regrets serving as a minister under President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, his only regret serving as a minister in Buhari’s administration is that some Nigerians have failed to appreciate what the government is doing.
While speaking at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the minister revealed this.
He said that no government in Nigeria has implemented programmes alleviating poverty among women and vulnerable groups as well as created jobs for the youths than the Buhari administration.
“My regret in this government is that Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the government is doing much more with much less. 2010 to 2014 crude oil was selling from 100 dollars to 140 dollars per barrel, but the highest we have sold since we came in is 60 dollars.
Sometimes at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, we were even paying for storage because nobody wanted to take our crude.
With the drop in revenues and security challenges this government has not retrenched one person but put in place programmes to cushion the effects of the pandemic,’’ he said.
He added that Nigerians are not appreciation the programmed done by the administration, such as the feeding of primary school children.