The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that there has never been any government in Nigerian history that achieved so much as President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made the boast when he spoke to newsmen during a press conference in Abuja to mark the six anniversary of the Buhari administration.
He said, “Never in the history of our country has any administration done so much with so little as the Buhari Administration has done.
“It’s easy to forget now, but when this administration came into office in 2015, the price of crude oil, which provides 80 per cent 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 fund.
“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.
“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.”
Mohammed, meanwhile, said that it was regrettable that some mischievous elements keep claiming that the Buhari’s government had done nothing.
Mohammed said, “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.
“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”.
Buhari was first elected as a civilian president on May 29, 2015; he re-contested and was reelected for a second term in office on May 29, 2019.