Chris Steven, Abuja
As the new Ministers inaugurated on Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari set to begin official duties at their respective Ministries, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the them to move fast and focus on economy.
This was as the party noted that the new Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed’s statement contradicted the President Buhari’s position on the true state of the nation’s economy.
The opposition party also advised the ministers to note that campaigns are over and that Nigerians will no longer condone propaganda, lies and deceit.
PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh pointed out that the much-expected assignment of portfolios to the ministers did not inspire confidence adding that there is indeed no any change being introduced in the system.
The party urged All Progressives Congress (APC) to fully resolve and tell Nigerians the actual position of the nation’s economy.
“Whereas President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that the nation is bankrupt to the extent he cannot pay his ministers, his new Minister of Information had contradicted him directly by stating how the government is buoyant and ready to deploy $2.5 billion infrastructure fund, saved N1.4 trillion with another N2.5 trillion ready as special intervention fund, which goes to say that the country is not actually broke.
“These new ministers should note the challenge before them regarding the image of the country which the APC government has changed from being the ‘Heart of Africa’ and a country of ‘Good people, Great nation’ to that of ‘Corrupt people, Broke nation’.
“Furthermore, we counsel the ministers, especially those who will be the face of the government, to note that the campaigns are over. Nigerians therefore will no longer condone propaganda, lies and deceit but expect a responsible dissemination based on truth, honesty and openness,” he said.