The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has once against boasted that President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled its campaign promises to address insecurity, fix the economy and fight corruption.
The minister said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track and there is no alternative to what it is doing.
The minister stated this at a meeting with the members of staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
The meeting was on the sideline of the minister’s two-day official visit to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
“I believe that we are on the right track, there will be some pains, but there is no alternative to what we are doing,’’ he said.
In the area of security
The minister said that when Buhari came on board, 14 of the 20 Local Government Areas of Borno, four in Adamawa and three in Yobe were under the sovereign authority of Boko Haram.
He said that with proactive measures and soft diplomacy with neighbouring African countries, the U.S., France and the G-8 had helped the country to “decisively deal with Book Haram’’.
According to the minister, the present administration is implementing fiscal discipline and other measures to address the messed up economy it inherited from its predecessors.
He said with the temporarily painful measures, the government would turn around the adversity to gains and ensure that never again would the nation run a corrupt, clueless and an oil-dependent economy.
The minister said that the administration had been unfairly accused of placing too much emphasis on the fight against corruption at the expense of addressing fundamental economic issues.
He stressed that no amount of economic reforms put in place could work unless the “monster of corruption is successfully dealt with’’.
Mohammed clarified that the administration’s fight against corruption was not selective, and that the government was not probing the 2015 elections campaign funds of the People’s Democratic Party.
He assured that that the government would continue to remain focus in its efforts to rebuild the country.