2017 Will Be Better. Lai Mohammed Promises Suffering Nigerians

By Ikenga Chronicles December 19, 2016

The Minister for Information, Arts and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has promised Nigerians a better life ahead of 2017.

Mohammed spoke to journalists at a programme tagged “A special evening of music and camaraderie to usher in the Yuletide season”, organised by the Lagos State Government at the State House, Alausa.

“We give thanks to God that we are alive; by the grace of God, next year will be much easier.”

“2016 has not been a particularly easy year even for governance because the economy has not done much as well as we thought.”

“This is not because of incompetence on the part of government but because of the general global slowdown and this affected commodity prices” Mohammed said.

According to him, despite all, the government tried its best, especially in the face of challenges with the Niger DeIta, and has more than thrice intervened and bailed out some states.

Mohammed commended Nigerians for their perseverance and understanding and urged them to continue to support the government.

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abdulwaheed Odushile, told journalists that the Federal Government needed to focus more on the economy, particularly in the area of job creation.

Among those who graced the occasion were APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; former APC National Chairman, Bisi Akande ; Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State; former governor of Cross-River, Donald Duke, among others.

Artistes who performed include Ebenezer Obey, Victor Uwaifo, Salawa Abeni, Lagbaja, Adewale Ayuba, Shina Peters and Wasiu Ayinde Marshal.

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