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– The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government will stop making excuses about the state of the economy
– Lai Mohammed says the government is aware of the harsh effect of the economic recession on Nigerians
– The minister says the government is confronting the challenge of bringing an end to the recession soon
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said the federal government will continue to take responsibility for the current economic situation in the country.
Mohammed made the remark at the fourth commonwealth public relations congress in Lagos, as contained in a statement by the minister’s spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, Daily Post reports.
According to the statement, the minister said the federal government will stop making excuses about the state of the economy.
Lai Mohammed also acknowledged the harsh effect of the economic recession on Nigerians, but noted that that the government is working towards ending the situation.
He said: “We are not unaware of the harsh effects of the recession on the citizens. We share in their pains and we make no excuses as we continue to work round the clock to ensure that this tough time is quickly brought to an end. The good news is that the prognosis for a quick end to the recession is encouraging.”
Mohammed described the recession as a bend in the road, not the end of the road.
He said the government was confronting the challenge of turning the bend around.
Meanwhile, a group saddled with advocacy for Advancement, Development and sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria, Wailing Wailers, on Tuesday, November 22, advised President Buhari not to run in 2019 general elections.
In a statement issued to newsmen and signed by Usman Abubakar, the group’s acting national publicity secretary; Wailing Wailers said that the president must go on retirement in 2019 for leading Nigeria into its worst economic recession ever, Vanguard reports.
According to the group, Buhari has no business in 2019 since he his first mandate has been marred with bad governance and incompetence.