Following the commemoration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s six years in office, the Minister for information, Lai Mohammed has disclosed that Buhari has achieved more than any previous Nigerian President.
According to Mohammed, “Never in the history of our country has any administration done so much with so little as the Buhari Administration has done.”
He stressed that, “It’s easy to forget now, but when this administration came into office in 2015, the price of crude oil, which provides 80 percent of Nigeria’s budgetary revenues and 95 per cent of foreign exchange earnings, dropped drastically and, along with it, the fund available to the government. It is therefore monumental that this administration has achieved so much despite the paucity of funds.”
He asserted that, “I want to state emphatically that while more attention has been given, especially in recent times, to the security challenges facing our country; those challenges are fleeting and will not define the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The Minister also disclosed that, “Let me say that President Buhari’s legacy is assured, and will be defined by his massive achievements in office. The roads, rails, bridges, mass housing, port development, improvement in power supply and other massive infrastructural development will last for generations to come and will help propel economic growth and national development.”
According to further reports, Mohammed stated that Buhari’s achievement ranged from roads construction, rail, housing, power, aviation, agriculture, ports, bridges, health, fight against Covid-19, water resources and the economy generally, and are visible for Nigerians to see.
Meanwhile, Mohammed stated regretfully that, “In spite of our best efforts, the naysayers have continued to say they have not seen what this administration has achieved. They have continued to deny the obvious by pretending that these achievements are not real.”
He added that, “Even when they have travelled on the new standard gauge rail from Abuja to Kaduna, Lagos to Ibadan, and Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri, they still deny that any progress has been made in modernizing the country’s rail infrastructure. They travel through the ultra-modern airport terminals in Abuja and Enugu, yet they deny any progress has been made in modernizing our airports”.