Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has labelled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party with little or no achievements in their 16 years in power.
Lai Mohammed made this remarks while inaugurating the 22-member newly-elected Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), under the chairmanship of Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, in
Abuja on Thursday.
He said that Nigerians are a living witness to the achievements of the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari but questioned PDP’s unrealistic achievements that has left the nation’s economy in total shamble.
”Where is the seriousness in an opposition party throwing out a spurious figure of N10 trillion as the amount of money that has been looted under the present administration? What is Nigeria’s annual national budget? How do you react to an opposition that is deliberately and perpetually blind to the monumental achievements of this Administration?” Alhaji Mohammed queried.
”Nigerians who are benefitting directly from them have testified to the reality of the successes.”
”We are feeding 8.2 million pupils in 45,394 schools in 24 states, employing 87,261 cooks in the process; we are paying conditional cash
transfer of N5,000 monthly to 297,973 poorest and most vulnerable households, never before done in Nigeria; we are building roads, rail and power, spending an unprecedented 2.7 trillion Naira on infrastructure alone in just two years; we have raised capital expenditure in the yearly national budget to an unprecedented 30% on the average, our Social Investment Programmes have benefitted 9 million people.
”The school children who are being fed, the unemployed graduate who has now been employed under N-Power; the small business owner who has benefitted from the GEEP loans and the thousands of people who have
been rescued from the clutches of Boko Haram know that these achievements are real,” he said.