Chris Steven, Abuja
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says winning the 2019 elections by President Muhammadu Buhari will not be a difficult task as the Buhari administration has executed projects that have impacted people’s lives.
“We are so confident that our re-election would be easy. Whether it is in terms of infrastructure, whether it is in terms of social intervention, every day we are working for the people,” Mohammed said while inspecting the dualisation of the Ibadan-Ilorin road in Oyo state.
“There is only one way you can get the electorate to vote for you — by keeping your promises to them and by embarking on projects that touch their lives and this is what we are doing and that is why we are so confident.”
He expressed confidence in Buhari’s re-election prospects, insisting that the President had kept to his campaign promises.
In the area of infrastructure, the minister assured the public that there are enough funds to ensure that the road projects are completed at the appropriate time, especially with the disbursement of the Sukuk Bond.
He also said the Federal Government’s school feeding programme caters to about eight million children across primary schools.
“We are working for the common man in this country,” he said. “As of today, we feed 8.2 million children in primary schools over Nigeria. In the process, we employ 87,000 cooks. This feeding programme in about 24 states covers 62,000 primary schools.”