Nigerians have been advised against using the rising and widespread insecurity in the country to determine the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who said this on Tuesday urged Nigerians to judge Buhari’s administration with achievements such as railway and airport infrastructures.
Mohammed said this while giving mid-term scorecard of the Buhari administration’s second term.
The minister added that Buhari’s administration decided to change its style of leadership in order to achieve better results.
He said, “They have continued to deny the obvious by pretending that the achievements are not real. Even when they have travelled on the new Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail, they still deny that progress has been made in modernising the country’s rail infrastructure.
“They travel through the ultra-modern airport terminals in Abuja and Enugu, yet they deny that any progress has been made in modernising our airports.”
“We have decided to change our strategy. Since 2016, we have heralded every anniversary and end of year by giving publicity to the achievements of the administration.
“We have leveraged our town hall meetings, 18 of which we have held up till date, to showcase our achievements. We have also undertaken media tours of Federal Government projects covering several sectors across the country.
“In the run up to the 2019 general elections, we introduced our ‘Testimony Series,’ under which we showcased the administration’s achievements from the perspective and prism of Nigerians who have benefited from the various government projects and programmes.
“This year 2021, which marks the half-way point of the second and final term of the Buhari administration, we have decided to change our style for more effectiveness. Our new strategy is to suffuse the airwaves and the social media with video evidences of the achievements.”
“Because of the enormity of the achievements, the documentary will be aired in three parts and will run for months. When we started, we envisaged a two-part documentary, but to accommodate a large chunk of the achievements, we decided to extend it to three parts,” he stated.”