Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s efficiency for the country’s survival despite the sharp fall in oil prices.
The minister made the remark at the opening of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)’ Annual Lecture and 25th Anniversary of creation of the Commission.
According to him, Buhari’s Government succeeded in protecting the country’s economy from witnessing economic and social crises like other oil dependent nations.
He said: ”A country that has consistently produced more oil than Nigeria, despite having about one sixth of the Nigerian population, is today embroiled in the worst economic crisis in its history.
”With Nigeria being affected by the same downturn in oil prices, coupled with years of monumental mismanagement of the country’s economy and the mindless and maddening looting of its treasury by rapacious public officials, why is Nigeria not in similar crisis as the country in question?
”My answer is simple: Because Nigeria has a President like Muhammadu Buhari!”