Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused sponsored attackers and desperate opposition politicians of trying to run down President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘unprecedented achievements’.
Naija News reports that Lai Mohammed made the claim while speaking on Saturday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at a programme in commemoration of Buhari’s 79th birthday anniversary.
The minister stated that despite the plenty challenges, Buhari has succeeded in keeping Nigeria afloat.
According to him, Buhari is a steady hand who has been able to set Nigeria on a trajectory of growth and development.
“Despite a myriad of security challenges, and amidst dwindling national earnings and a crippling global pandemic, he has racked up a number of achievements, most of them unprecedented,” he said.
“His achievements may not seem too obvious now, especially with naysayers, sponsored attackers and desperate opposition politicians unrelenting in their craft, but posterity will surely be kind to this man, whose life has meant service to his fatherland, a man who goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking Nigeria.
“He fought a war to keep Nigeria together, and that explains his passion for the country’s unity.
“It is said that everything happens for a reason. That Buhari is in charge of Nigeria at this time is not mere happenstance. His years in the military that saw him reaching the peak of his career; his various positions within and outside the military, his global exposure, his unmatched demeanor and, above all, his wisdom have all helped to stabilize Nigeria at the most difficult of times.”
On Buhari’s achievements, Lai Mohammed said the president had “leapfrogged Nigeria to the modern rail era; set the nation on the path of unprecedented infrastructural development; built the Second Niger Bridge that his predecessors only built on paper; gave Nigeria its first modern airport terminals in decades; provided social safety net for the poor and introduced school feeding system that has helped push up school enrollment.”
Others, according to the minister, include Institutionalisation of measures to fight corruption through the strict implementation of TSA and the introduction of the Whistle blower policy, among others.
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