The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Friday described the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as sick, weak and corrupt. He further said the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election saved the country from total collapse.
According to The Nation, Mohammed was in Kano alongside five other ministers for a Town Hall meeting designed to educate and enlighten Kano residents on President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements in the last one year.
The meeting which was organized by the Ministry of Information in conjunction with Kano State Government was conducted in Hausa language for effective communication.
Other ministers that made the trip to Kano included Gen. Abdulraman Bello Danbazau (Interior), Hajiya Aisha Abubakar (Minister of State for Trade and Investment ), Suleiman Adamu (Water Resources), Hajiya Zainab Ahmed (Minister of State for Budget and Planning) and Bawa Buari (Minister of State for Solid Minerals).
The ministers took turns to enumerate the plans, agenda and achievements of President Buhari’s administration to Nigerians.
Mohammed said, “For the first time we have a President whose integrity is what is actually driving the force in this country. But we inherited a very sick government, the type that is inflicted with so many sicknesses and everything–sickle cell, and any kind of sickness you know–Ebola! Anything you can think about. Honestly, we came into government at a very bad time, but for the fact that God loves this country and we won the election, because if any other political party had won the election, Nigeria would have seized from existing.
“I am not exaggerating because they will not have the courage or discipline to manage the economy. Everywhere we go, we see that Nigerian situation is very simple- a man that was earning N100, 000 a month, all of a sudden that is slashed to N30, 000 a month, he must make painful adjustment. If he has two wives, one will have to go, if he has four children in school, two will have to sit back at home.
“But we went there and the President said we are not going to retrench one person, we will be battling with it and, everything that we have done so far, like the introduction of the TSA and setting up of efficiency units, discipline is what has helped this country to even maintain an even cure. We are fortunate today that gradually, things are improving, and I will always say that change is not an instant coming, it takes time.”