The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has made tremendous progress.
According to Mr. Mohammed, Nigeria was currently better than it was before 2015 when the opposition party was in charge. He mentioned this on Monday while appearing on the Nigeria Television Authority’s (NTA) live show “Good Morning Nigeria.”
During the show, the minister stated that Mr. Buhari’s administration has met Nigerians’ expectations and remained faithful to its mission considering the time constraints and circumstances. Attempts to de-market the government and the country, he claimed, were the product of die-hard skeptics and a noisy minority.
Commenting on the administration’s accomplishments, Mohammed stated that in 2015, the whole North East area was inaccessible, and that twenty of Borno State’s twenty-seven Local Government Areas were occupied and controlled by Boko Haram rebels. According to the minister, Boko Haram now controls and occupies no portion of Nigeria’s territory.
Mr Mohammed recalled that Nigeria was the top importer of rice from Thailand in 2015, but that with the present administration’s agricultural policies and programs, the country is self-sufficient in the staple and food in general. He stated that the Anchor Borrowers Programme had empowered millions of farmers, and that the number of rice mills in the country had expanded from two in 2015 to 60 currently.
According to the minister, the administration’s social intervention programs fed 10 million students daily and provided Conditional Cash Transfers to two million households, among other things.
Mr Mohammed stated that the administration has built 17,000 kilometers of new roads and restored 8,000 kilometers across the country. He stated that Mr. Buhari’s administration will continue to develop a progressive and successful nation and would not be frightened or cowed by critics.