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Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Racoon(m): 3:44am On Sep 14
In an apparent response to criticism by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state.

PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Obasanjo’s Friday statement that Nigeria was “fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state.The presidency in a separate statement Sunday replied Mr Obasanjo, describing him as Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’.

In his statement sent by his spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, Mr Mohammed did not mention Mr Obasanjo’s name but said, “Those who genuinely love Nigeria will support, rather than subvert,” Mr Buhari’s “committed leadership.”

Read Mr Mohammed’s full statement below.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s assumption of office in 2015 prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state, after a long stretch of rapacious and rudderless leadership, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the minister said President Buhari came into office at a time that a swathe of the country’s territory was under occupation, a period when many Nigerian towns and cities, including the capital city of Abuja, were a playground for insurgents and a moment that the nation’s wealth had been looted dry, with little or nothing to show for the nation’s huge earnings, especially in the area of infrastructure.

He said it is, therefore, a cruel irony that those who frittered away a great opportunity to put Nigeria on a sound socio-economic footing, at a time of financial buoyancy, and those who planted the seed of the insecurity in some parts of the country today, are the same ones pointing an accusing finger at a reformist government.

”Nigeria today faces a lot of challenges. But whatever situation the country has found itself in, things would have been much worse but for the deft management of resources, unprecedented fight against corruption, determined battle against insurgency and banditry as well as the abiding courage of Mr President in piloting the ship of state,

”Nigeria today is not a failed state, but a nation that is courageously tackling its challenges and building a solid
infrastructure that will serve as the basis for socio-economic development, a nation that is unrelenting in battling insecurity and working hard to ensure greatest prosperity for the greatest number of people,” Mr Mohammed said.

He said no government in the history of the country has done so much with so little, as the Buhari Administration is doing presently adding that with 60% less national income, the administration is making progress on all fronts and setting the country on the path of sustainable growth and development.

The minister said while naysayers are hyping the instances of insecurity in the country, they have conveniently forgotten that the country could have been overrun by insurgents and bandits if President Buhari had not rallied regional and international allies to tackle, headlong, the Boko Haram insurgency that saw bombs going off like firecrackers before his assumption of office, and an estimated 20,000 square miles of the nation’s territory occupied by insurgents

”They tout the downturn in economic fortunes without putting things in context. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a global shutdown and a drastic fall in global oil demand, Nigeria lost 60% of its earnings, yet the administration has ensured that not a single worker has been retrenched, has paid salaries as and when due and has continued to build infrastructures like roads, rails, bridges and power, among others, that will serve many generations.

”They aggravate the national fault lines with their angry and unguarded actions and rhetoric, forgetting that while national fissures are amplified at a time of dwindling economic fortunes, what is needed to foster peace and unity is not reckless elocution but responsible and responsive leadership, the kind being offered by President Buhari,” he said.

Mr Mohammed said Nigeria is on the road to greatness, despite the challenges confronting the nation, citing the hard push towards food sufficiency; the modernization of the rail system; the nationwide construction of roads and bridges; the reform in the oil and gas sector; the unprecedented anti-corruption battle, the diversification of the economy and the renewed effort to ensure a steady power supply, anchored on a three-phase project that is expected to deliver 25,000MW of electricity in the next few years.

The minister thanked Nigerians for their perseverance and understanding, especially against the backdrop of the stifling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, and appealed to them to continue to support the administration, as it seeks to lift 100 million people out of poverty in the next 10 years.

”In one of the most difficult moments in the nation’s history, Nigeria is fortunate to have at the helm a leader who is not only dedicated, selfless and patriotic, but one who is globally acknowledged for his discipline, integrity and vision. Those who genuinely love Nigeria will support, rather than subvert, this committed leadership,” he said.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/414286-buhari-prevented-nigeria-from-becoming-failed-state-lai-mohammed.html

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Karemarealty288: 3:49am On Sep 14
Distraction of the week.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Achuwa1(m): 3:53am On Sep 14
Borrowing 18.89trillion in 5 years with with nothing to show for it & hunger in the land won't lead us to greatness.
Only God knows how much he will borrow in the remaining 3 years of his tenure.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by OBUKSBAYELSA: 3:58am On Sep 14
It's now very obvious that Lai Mohammed is a Sick Mind. it's a pity we gave power to these Jajanweed Political Miscreants.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by SmartProf(m): 4:01am On Sep 14
He prevented or he was a catalyst who did speed up the process of Nigeria to be among failed states? Nigeria that is a failed state already...if u read the characteristics of a failed state, you'll discover that Nigeria has surpassed it's requirements.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by kolaaderin: 4:03am On Sep 14
Its just the truth but very very bitter to swallow. This very truth is actually right from all sincere points of view, but the pressure is to much on us.

You only see the truth when you start seeing from an unbiased point of view.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by unclemaths(m): 4:05am On Sep 14
Is it really true that actions speak louder than voice?

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by ZeroAccess: 4:11am On Sep 14
He also prevented Katsina from been a banditry state.
Imgn adult saying crab.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Racoon(m): 4:17am On Sep 14
According to Fund For Peace(FFP), three steps in recognizing a failed state include:
-Inability of state to control it's territory, 
-Inability of state to effectively provide security & public services to its citizens, 
-Inability of state to interact with other states as member of the international community.
Lai Mohammed is really sick.Buhari government have given us the first two.So we're already a failed state.Terrorist are already in government.See the fanatic terrorist-infested nations Nigeria is contesting failed state with.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Freestainworld(m): 4:23am On Sep 14
Lai Mohammed is a slowpoke

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Lurkin(m): 4:51am On Sep 14
tongue
Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Ategberoson(m): 5:03am On Sep 14
how can world class failure prevent a developing country from a failed state



under your blockhead empty mallam president Nigeria had been taken million behind, Nigeria had move from developing country to under developed country


Buhari is a disaster, this kind of man shouldn't be make the head of the family, na destruction that family is going


thunder will fire Lai for that stupid comment. I don't why the sound of defending Buhari always make some people sound like an imbeciles to me, this empty head mallam has absolute nothing to called his own achievement

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by azmanaty02: 5:03am On Sep 14
These old folks just lie with impunity. I just hope the masses don't lynch them when they leave office

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by PureGoldh(m): 5:03am On Sep 14
Lwkmd....coming from Mr. Linus himself

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by jabberjawz: 5:03am On Sep 14
As usual...... coming from the useless old man.....chief lying officer of the federation...!......He holds the undisputed record..... cool

A lair walked into a room full of lairs, his lies was So exciting....all the other lairs admired....... they admired so much that they were forced to retire..... when truth walked into the building.........I save the juiciest part of the gist for later... grin

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by yeyeboi(m): 5:03am On Sep 14
Na God go punish you and buhari angry

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by wonuks(m): 5:04am On Sep 14
cool
Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by leisuretym: 5:04am On Sep 14
lie Mohammed believes he can tell Nigerians anything after eating Amala.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by eniafe11: 5:05am On Sep 14
for your mind abi

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by anonimi: 5:05am On Sep 14
Achuwa1:
Borrowing 18.89trillion in 5 years with with nothing to show for it & hunger in the land won't lead us to greatness.
Only God knows how much he will borrow in the remaining 3 years of his tenure.

undecided








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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Zico5(m): 5:06am On Sep 14
Typical of Buhari, this man has nothing upstair. He always spew rubbish since he has nothing genuine to say. They must defend Buhari at all cost even when it's so clear that he is a failure.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by alexxiswrites: 5:07am On Sep 14
No sir. This is a failed state.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Oyikoha(m): 5:07am On Sep 14
Ode man..... Coconut brain

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by Openbusiness: 5:08am On Sep 14
Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by SweetCunt97(f): 5:08am On Sep 14
Because you ain't feeling d heat na.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by awhybliss(m): 5:08am On Sep 14
Yes very TRUE!!!

CONGRATULATIONS NIGERIA!!!!
we made it to number three✊✊✊
Kudos to @MBuhari @HQNigerianArmy very soon we are going to top the table...
Go for gold Nigeria!!!

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by adenigga(m): 5:09am On Sep 14
Lie Mohammed.....

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by solmus: 5:09am On Sep 14
cool



People like anonimi and racoon with their fellow PDP Wadatta paid antagonist, people like Obasanjo Jonathan and others that left Nigeria to rot would gladly ride along new Lagos -Ibadan express way, ride the New standard guage rail connecting Lagos Ibadan - Ogun.. get fuel from lisenced modular refinery ( Buhari's idea), use the newly built airport, use Kaduna Abuja rail, use the second Niger bridge



.

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by J111333(m): 5:10am On Sep 14
How do these kind of people sleep at night?
Nigerians are their own nightmares, no conscience in anyone at all.

Quite pitiful. cry

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by jabberjawz: 5:11am On Sep 14
jabberjawz:
As usual...... coming from the useless old man.....chief lying officer of the federation...!......He holds the undisputed record till date...! cool
Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by dayleke: 5:13am On Sep 14
Will this man just keep quiet for once?

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Re: Lai Mohammed: Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State by ORACLE1975(m): 5:15am On Sep 14
Mumu

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