Lai Mohammed: Why Buhari re-appointed Me


Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Wednesday revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari re-appointed him as a minister.

Mohammed said he had gained the President’s trust, thus earning a seat in his second term’s cabinet.


Speaking to newsmen after the inauguration, Mohammed said  “We give thanks to Almighty Allah who made it possible for me to be reappointed and also to be posted back to this Ministry.

“I also thank Almighty Allah that has spared all our lives to be here again. The same time, I want to welcome the new Directors who I have not worked with before and also express my joy with the Directors that I worked with.


“Whatever success that we have achieved was because of the cooperation we got from the Directors who worked with us. I know that I did drive people very hard, but at the end of the day, the result is clear. The evidence that I drove people very hard is clear. Less than three months, I can see that the Directors are now fatter than when I left them.


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“My charge to all of us is to please redouble our efforts so that we can justify the confidence President Buhari has reposed in us. That Mr. President has reappointed me is a measure of the confidence he has and posting me back in this Ministry is also a measure of that confidence.


“We all need to work hard. I remember that in 2015 when I came in, my charge to all my Directors and Permanent Secretary was that we should not be despondent and say that this is a Grade A, B or C Ministry. But we can all work hard to bring our Ministry to be the Number one Ministry in the nation and I think this should be our goal: to leave a lasting legacy for the administration.”

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