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Date: 22, Sep, 2023

Buhari has achieved tremendously with less than half of funds Jonathan had - Minister

Buhari has achieved tremendously with less than half of funds Jonathan had - Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said no amount of hatred will obliterate the solid achievements recorded by the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister stated this in Abuja while declaring open the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Annual Lecture and 25th Anniversary celebration of creation of the Commission.

Mohammed said that contrary to the impression being created by purveyors of hate speech and fake news, the Buhari Administration has, in a short time, recorded solid achievements under a most difficult situation.

He said despite operating with just 45 per cent of the funds available to the immediate past Administration due largely to the fall in prices of oil, the Buhari government has achieved tremendously.

The Minister said that it was as a result of the efficient leadership of Buhari that Nigeria has not witnessed economic and social crises like other oil dependent nations.

“A country that has consistently produced more oil than Nigeria, despite having about one sixth of the Nigerian population, is today embroiled in the worst economic crisis in its history.

“There is shortage of food, medicine and everything, and there is hyper-inflation.

“With Nigeria being affected by the same downturn in oil prices, coupled with years of monumental mismanagement of the country’s economy and the mindless and maddening looting of its treasury by rapacious public officials, why is Nigeria not in similar crisis as the country in question?

“My answer is simple: Because Nigeria has a President like Muhammadu Buhari,’’ he said.

The Minister said that the Buhari government has brought transparency to governance, laying a solid foundation for the country’s economic recovery and growth through the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and other economic policies.

“Does anyone remember the scandalous fuel subsidies that failed to deliver fuel to filling stations? What about the fertiliser subsidies that never guaranteed the availability of fertiliser to farmers? Today, fuel queues are gone with the phantom fuel subsidies.

Mohammed said that despite paucity of funds, the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes were being implemented, creating jobs for youths and providing nutritious food for school children.



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