The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the claims by Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed that he knows the sponsors of the Indigenous people of Biafra.
Fayose dared Mohammed to name names if indeed he is privy to this knowledge stating “it is high time Nigerians begin to hold the Information Minister accountable for his frivolous claims.”
The Governor made this known in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka saying that it is unfortunate that the Information Minister has been misinforming the nation, saying “more than 20 months after he claimed that 55 Nigerians stole over N1.34 trillion from the country’s treasury from 2006 to 2013, Lai Mohammed is yet to tell Nigerians who the 55 people are.”
Fayose called Mohammed “an embodiment of contradictions, who speaks from several sides of his mouth, turning himself to a vegetable while struggling to defend a government that has done more evil than good to Nigeria and its people.”
He added that Nigerians should pressure the minister until he releases the names of the treasury looters allegedly sponsoring the IPOB.
He said; “On June 10, 2013, Lai Mohammed spoke against the proscription of Boko Haram, saying that it stifled the press and tampered with the fundamental human rights of Nigerians. He also spoke in support of true federalism and restructuring of Nigeria. But today, in defense of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, everything Lai Mohammed supported then, he is now against and what he was against then, he now supports.”