The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has slammed perceived ‘enemies’ of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as blind opposition for “trying to downplay the monumental strides recorded by the present administration.”
Mohammed, who made the assertion on Tuesday in Abuja at the presentation of the achievements recorded in the youth and sports sector of the economy since assuming power in 2015, said attempts by the opposition to rubbish the feat recorded by President Buhari was just preposterous.
The Minister said, “Let me quickly respond to the preposterous claim by the opposition, on the campaign trail, that this administration has not achieved anything and hence has nothing to campaign with. Are these people living in a cave?
“If they haven’t seen, have they not heard of our National Social Investment Programme that is unprecedented in the history of this county? No administration in the history of Nigeria has had a Social Investment Programme that feeds 10 million school children a day?
“A cash transfer scheme that has enrolled 1,632,480 households (households, not individuals); a scheme that empowers and pays stipends to unemployed graduates and an Enterprise Empowerment Programme that provides easily-accessible microloans to those at the bottom of the pyramid, who engage in commercial activities but face significant challenges with access to finance/credit?