Lai Mohammed Pacifies Nigerians on Buharis’ Slow Pace

Lai Mohammed Pacifies Nigerians on Buharis’ Slow PaceNigerians who are agitated that that the change promised them during campaigns is taking time to manifest have been assured that President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver on his promise. Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and Culture said at a meeting with Civil Society Organisation groups that the change promised will soon be delivered to the people. Hear him: ”This Government will not give excuses. The painstaking and methodical approach by the Buhari Administration, its deep analysis and understanding of the challenges and the recent inauguration of the cabinet will herald a new dawn.”

Giving assurance that government will soon start to roll out its programmes of action, including the 2016 budget, the minister said,

”Nigerians will witness measurable and impactful progress in all spheres of governance. We shall not abandon our social intervention policies such as one meal a day for school children and the payment of 5,000 Naira each to vulnerable Nigerians. We are committed to lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty,”

Clement Nwankwo, an activist who spoke on behalf of the CSO urged the Federal Government to tackle growing national issues with the urgency that it deserves.

”Expectations are very high amongst Nigerians for the changes promised by General Buhari during the campaigns. The need to deliver on campaign promises is against the background of the complete lack of public trust in government and its institutions.” The meeting with CSOs is coming in the background of complaints by Nigerians that six months after the inauguration of the Buhari government it is yet to get down to work on the fixing of basic challenges with the country.

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