The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was on the way to fulfilling its campaign promises to address insecurity, fix the economy and fight corruption.
The minister said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track and there is no alternative to what it is doing.
Lai stated this at a meeting with the members of staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
The meeting was on the sideline of the minister’s two-day official
visit to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
“I believe that we are on the right track, there will be some pains,
but there is no alternative to what we are doing,’’ he said.
He said that the administration had fulfilled its campaign promises to address insecurity, fix the economy and fight corruption.
In the area of security, the minister said that when Buhari came on
board, 14 of the 20 Local Government Areas of Borno, four in Adamawa and
three in Yobe were under the sovereign authority of Boko Haram.
He said that with proactive measures and soft diplomacy with
neighbouring African countries, the U.S., France and the G-8 the country
had “decisively deal with Book Haram.’’
“Today, all the major highways leading to Maiduguri are opened and
about two months ago, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) played a
league match in Maiduguri stadium,’’ he said.
On the renewed agitations in the Niger-Delta region and parts of the
South-East, the minister reassured that the government would not
marginalise any part of the country, and assured that economic
development would go round to everyone.
According to the minister, the present administration is implementing
fiscal discipline and other measures to address the messed up economy
it inherited from its predecessors.
He said with the temporarily painful measures, the government would
turn the adversity to gains and ensure that never again would the nation
run a corrupt, clueless and an oil-dependent economy.
The minister said that the administration had been unfairly accused
of placing too much emphasis on the fight against corruption at the
expense of addressing fundamental economic issues.
He stressed that no amount of economic reforms put in place could
work unless the “monster of corruption is successfully dealt with.’’
Mohammed clarified that the administration’s fight against corruption
was not selective, and that the government was not probing the 2015
elections campaign funds of the People’s Democratic Party.
He assured that that the government would continue to remain focused in its efforts to rebuilding the country.
The Minister Consular of the embassy, Mr Sola Akinlude, who conducted
the minister round the embassy, said that the official population of
Nigerians resident in Spain was about 100,000. (NAN)
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