Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said he had such a “good product in President Muhammadu Buhari‘, which made it an easy task to “sell the president” to the international community.
This he said yesterday while speaking on the Good Morning Nigeria programme, aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Speaking on the international community’s perception of the President, he said: “I have a good product in President Buhari and selling him to the international community was quite easy.
“What endears him to the international community is the achievement in the economy; how he nurtured the economy from recession to growth, recording six consecutive quarters of growth in the GDP.
“We have brought down inflation; foreign reserve has increased from $27bn to $45bn. Our reforms have earned us accolade globally. Post-election, we have witnessed $5bn investment in Nigeria.”
The minister said: “As far as we respect the independence of the legislative arm of government, we also believe that, especially when a party has done very well in both legislative and executive elections, there should be synergy between the legislative and the executive arms of government.
“I want to assure you that we are doing the right thing this time and we will not end up with the kind of situation that we had from 2015 to 2019.
“We will not have a situation where it will seem that the leadership of the National Assembly is working for the opposition, or were members of the same party are working at cross-purposes.
“This time, we will get it right. We will have a good relationship with the National Assembly and we will work very well with the legislature.”