The Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither seriously unwell nor in life threatening state of affairs and there’s no cause for alarm.
The minister reiterated this position on Monday in Umuahia at the second city corridor meeting for the South East and the launch of nationwide reorientation campaign, “exchange starts offevolved With Me’’ in Abia.
The minister, who was requested to tell the country about the well being condition of the president and whether or not there used to be a need for a normal briefing on his health stressed out that there was no cause of such briefings.
Mohammed disclosed that the president spoke with him on Saturday in the afternoon and there used to be no reason for Nigerians to be involved.
He mentioned, “i will be able to say here very boldly and confidently that there’s completely no result in for alarm.
“Mr president called me at 2.forty three p.m. on Saturday and we spoke.
“If Mr president is in the medical institution or is severely ill, as minister of information, i’ll supply daily bulletin on his well being.
“Mr president is neither critically unwell nor within the hospital and there is nothing existence threatening concerning the tests he is going through.”
speaking on the state of the financial system, the minister said that it was corruption that made the costs of commodities to head up.
He cited that no financial system in the world could live to tell the tale the blind and reckless looting perpetrated through the earlier administration.
He mentioned, “If one person was once discovered with virtually $ 10m in an uncompleted home and another with $ 136m in fake account and other with N7bn how can the economy survives the more or less looting.
“Naturally the price of commodities will go up.
“These are money supposed for building of infrastructure and for the supply of products and services.
“that is why you can’t do the rest with the economy without first dealing with corruption squarely.
“however the good news is that the federal government is doing each together, as we’re combating corruption, we’re additionally with the intention that we’re ensuring we are out of recession by investing closely on infrastructure.”
Mohammed additionally pacified the target market who lamented the spate of assaults on farmers by the herdsmen.
He said contrary to the place of some components who need to smash the team spirit of the country, the federal government was no longer supporting any part of the u . s . a . against the opposite.
He mentioned it used to be basically safety difficulty and it used to be being taken care of from both the federal and the state levels.
“I need to make the appeal that the potential of Nigeria is in its diversity and cohesion.
“we have now been living collectively peacefully before and we shall continue to are living together peacefully,’’ he mentioned.
conversing in the identical vein, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, apologised on behalf of the Federal executive to the farmers who had suffered from the unpleasant trend.
“We in the Ministry of Agriculture are principally affected in this obstacle and albeit we feel deeply disturbed about it.
“Like the two conventional rulers had mentioned, you asked people to head and farm and there’s this problem of herdsmen tormenting them and their cattle eating up their plants.
“it’s affecting now not best the farmers but the food that they’re supposed to produce and promote to the society.
“As a farmer, nothing may also be more upsetting to wake up and to find out that my farm has been destroyed.
they have got achieved it to me and i know how it badly affected me however we will be able to convey the challenge to an finish very soon,’’ he said.
Ogbeh mentioned the Federal executive is coaching 3000 agro rangers who will give protection to farms in different places.