The Federal Government on Monday said Nigeria has made tremendous progress, better than in 2015 when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this when he featured on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) live programme, “Good Morning Nigeria”
Mohammed said the Buhari government has met the expectations of Nigerians given the time frame and circumstances.
Speaking on the administration’s achievements, Mohammed said in 2015, the entire North East region was inaccessible and twenty of the twenty-seven Local Government Areas in Borno State were under the occupation and control of Boko Haram insurgents.
The minister said presently no part of Nigeria’s territory was under the occupation and control of Boko Haram.
He recalled that in 2015, the country was the number one importer of rice from Thailand but with the administration’s policies and programmes on agriculture, Nigeria is self-sufficient in the staple and food in general.
According to him, millions of farmers had been empowered with the Anchor Borrowers Programme while the number of rice mills in Nigeria had increased from two in 2015 to 60 presently
Mohammed said ten million pupils were being fed daily while two million households were benefitting from the administration’s social intervention programmes, Conditional Cash Transfer, among others.
He said, “We completed the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as well as the second Niger bridge, which was a mirage for more than three decades.
“In spite of all the sabotage, today we’ve worked, the Lagos-Ibadan railway, Abuja-Kaduna railway and Ajaokuta- Warri railway which weren’t in existence before we came.’’
Nigeria better than we met it in 2015 – Minister, Lai Mohammed