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Ignore social media lies, the Buhari govt is winning on all fronts – Lai

Ignore social media lies, the Buhari govt is winning on all fronts - Lai

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday said that the Federal Government had been able to address the country’s sick economy and promised that recession will end soon, while also stating that the anti-corruption war and effort against insecurity were faring well.

This was as he asked Nigerians to forget what naysayers want people to believe about the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. He explained that the Federal Government had been working “assiduously to redeem its electoral pledges, especially in the critical areas of developing the economy as well as fighting corruption and insecurity.”

A statement by the Special Assistant to the minister, Segun Adeyemi, quoted Mohammed as saying this in Abuja while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the visiting Chinese Vice Minister of The State Council Information Office, Mr. Guo Weimin, in the area of media and cultural relations.

The minister said, “Contrary to the lies that are being purveyed daily in the Social Media, this government has been working assiduously to redeem its electoral pledges. Our fight against insecurity is yielding very positive results.

“Our fight against corruption is focused and is ongoing and we are resolute and we have resolved that we are going to fight corruption until corruption goes under. We are happy that in this regards, we have a very good partner in China because we are aware and we know how China fought corruption and how China is fighting corruption.

”We have succeeded in nursing a very sick economy and very soon, Nigeria will get out of recession.”

According to Mohammed, the signing of the MOU will further deepen the already excellent relationship between the two countries.

He further expressed optimism that some provisions of the MOU that encourage the news agencies of Nigeria and China to reflect, in their reporting, the social, economic and cultural development in both countries, will eliminate the phenomenon of fake news.

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“This is significant because we are today in the era of fake news. Unlike China, the Social Media here is completely unrestrained. Therefore it is important that you get your news directly from the official source,” he said.

The Minister sought the support of China towards the training of the Ministry’s Resident Information Officers on modern Governance Public Communication methods in order to build their capacity as the respective spokespersons of Ministries, Department and Agencies.

Mohammed also sought partnership with China in the areas of film production and distribution, development of community cinema houses and collaboration in the co-production of films as well as screening of Nigerian films in China and vice versa.

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  • yanju omotodun

    Lai Mohammed and his talk, well it could be true that Buhari’s govt is winning in all fronts but they losing at all backs

    • Balarabe musa

      You don’t have common sense, which one is all backs, BABA buhari is the best thing that has ever happened to the country

  • Anita Kingsley

    With all we are seeing, the Buhari-led administration is leading and winning from behind, Lai just testified to this

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    Social media gave Nigerians voice and it has helped us know the truth and the lies unlike those days that the government pay media houses to kill stories and pass fake information. There’s nothing Mr Lai can say to rubbish how Nigerians use social media, he can never be justified. We get to know more about Buhari’s administration, raw details… thanks to the social media

    • Abeni Adebisi

      Lol… Lai Mohammed has special problem with social media because they’ve hindered him from buying and killing stories about this government. We don’t wait for him to feed us with manipulated information because social media picks up info as they break. Let him keep yelling abeg

  • seyi jelili

    Lai is not lying after all he saw Mr President hale and hearty and they visited him in London and buhari is winning indeed


    Lol. Mumulicious accolades for buhari. Biafra here we come