Lai Mohammed, the Minster of Information and Culture has said that he regrets being a serving minister because Nigerians have failed to appreciate today’s government despite the fact that they have do do more with less resources.
Mohammed said that said that the Buhari-led givenrmnt wasn’t receiving credit for the numerous intervention programmes introduced to allievate poverty in the country. He made his displeasure known while speaking at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, December 22.
In his words;.
“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 dollars to 140 dollars per barrel, but the highest we have sold since we came in is 60 dollars.
“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.’’