Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said though his father named him Lai, he has never told a lie before.
He stated this in Lagos while responding to questions from journalists over what some Nigerians believe are lies he had told about the current government.
“Emotionally, you may not agree with me, but in terms of facts and figures, I have never said anything that they can dispute. You do not have to like it, but you cannot deny that they are facts.” He said
Speaking about his name, he said, “Incidentally, my father gave me the name Lai, also. So, it makes it very easy for them to make me a liar. But what I challenge them every time is, please, give me one thing I said that is not true. I have never told lies before.”
The Minister challenged those branding him a liar to present concrete facts disputing whatever he had said before.
“I have two burdens. The first is that I happen to be the face of the opposition, and PDP has not forgiven me, and I do not think they will ever forgive me.
“I think they look at the magnitude of what has happened to them, and they hold me solely responsible; which is not fair.
“But, I did my bit. Now becoming the face of government again, it is automatic to them that whatever comes from Lai Mohammed, we must shoot it down as fake news and a lie.”