Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has likened President Muhammadu Buhari to a good product which he easily sold to the international community during his recent tour.

After the 2019 general elections, Mohammed had visited the United Kingdom and the United States while engaging with the international media and Think Tanks in both countries.

Featuring on the Nigerian Television Authority’s (NTA) programme on Wednesday, speaking about the tour Mohammed said he seized the opportunity to make known to the international community that the Buhari-led government fulfilled its first term promises and ready to deliver more in the next four years.

Mohammed said, “I have a good product in President Buhari and selling it to the international community was quite easy.

“What endears him to the international community is the achievement in economy, how he nurtured the economy from recession to growth recording six consecutive quarters of growth in GDP.

“We have brought down inflation, foreign reserve has increased from 27 billion dollar to 45 billion dollar. Our reforms have earned us accolade globally.

“Post-election, we have witnessed five billion dollar investment in Nigeria.”

Speaking in regards of the intends of the Federal Government to repeat the conduct of the 8th National Assembly, which worked across the executive arm of government between 2015 and 2019

Mohammed said further that, “As far as we respect the independence of the legislative arm of government, we also believe that especially when a party has done very well in both legislative and executive elections, there should be a synergy between the legislative and the executive arms of government.

“I want to assure you that we are doing the right thing this time around and we will not end up with the kind of situation that we had in 2015 to 2019.

“We will not have a situation where it will seem that the leadership of the National Assembly is working for the opposition or where members of the same party are working at cross purposes.

“This time around we will get it right; we will have good relationship with the National Assembly and we will work very well with the legislature.”


Sylvester is an event manager and decorator. He is a trained extension agent and a development communicator, a freelance writer, drama minister and pastor.


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