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Nigerians Ungrateful To Buhari Despite Achieving So Much With Scarce Resources – Lai Mohammed

Valentine Chinyem

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said many Nigerians are ungrateful for failing to appreciate the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, for doing so much with little resources.

The minister said this on Tuesday in Abuja, at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, despite scarce resources, no government in the country’s history has implemented more poverty alleviating programme among women and vulnerable groups as well as created jobs for the youth as the Buhari administration had done.

He expressed regret that some Nigerians have failed to appreciate the efforts of the government despite its achievements but are quick to celebrate negative developments.

Lai noted that Nigerians were not giving credit to various intervention programmes of the government such as the School Feeding Programme, with no fewer than 12.8 million pupils reportedly getting one free meal a day to develop their mental capacity.

“My regret in this government is that Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the government is doing much more with much less. 2010 to 2014, crude oil was selling from $100 to $140 per barrel, but the highest we have sold since we came in is $60,” he said.

“Sometimes at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, we were even paying for storage because nobody wanted to take our crude. With the drop in revenues and security challenges this government has not retrenched one person but put in place programmes to cushion the effects of the pandemic.”