Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stood on the defensive over the on-going criticism against the Administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country.
The Minister, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa Abuja, responded to the Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Minister; “We believe that Chief Obasanjo, because of his very busy schedule, may not have been fully availed of developments in the government’s efforts to revamp the economy, which was battered by the consequences of over-dependence on a commodity as well as unprecedented pillaging of the treasury.
Today, most of the indices by which an economy is measured are looking up. Permit me to say, however, that Nigeria would not have exited recession through a mere order or if the administration had not made use of ‘good Nigerians’ who could help.”
Recall that, Obasanjo in a letter, advised President Buhari against his re-run ambition in the upcoming 2019 Presidential election. Apart from the Ex-President, other Nigerians had also called on the President to change his mind on the re-run.
However, Lai Mohammed had said that the issue of Nigerians calling on the President to seek for re-run or not is a distraction to the party. He said his greatest surprise was that the Ex-President did not even offer a pass mark to the APC-led Government, despite the party’s effort in trying to boost the country’s economy and to curb other issues in the county.