President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he pitied the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, for constantly taking pains in explaining the performance and non-performance of the government to the people.
Buhari made the comment while hosting State House Correspondents to a luncheon at the new banquet hall of the Presidential Villa yesterday.
The president, while describing his ministers as hardworking, said that they toil day and night to ensure that his administration succeeds.
He said, “One of the men I pity is Lai Mohammed. Everyday he is on TV explaining our performance or lack of it.
“The ministers sit down day and night to work. Some of them have literarily lost weight because they were sleeping less and eating less (while working on the budget). They were working on every kobo to be spent.
“We recently just found out that we are poor because we don’t have anything to fall back to. This is the condition we found ourselves and this change mantra had to go through hell up till yesterday.
“And for you to talk to whoever came to visit us throughout that year, I wonder how each of your diaries would be, because people were expecting this change mantra in their own way.
“How do you define change? Luckily our party identified three major items, security, economy and corruption.”