Correct Misrepresentation Of Nigeria’s Image Abroad, Federal Govt Tells NIDO

Lai-Mohammed

Federal government has decried the rise in fake narratives and untrue allegations of religious persecution, political marginalisation, human rights abuses by a section of Nigerians in the Diaspora and their allies back home against the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this when he received members of the United Kingdom (UK) chapter of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in Abuja yesterday.

He said “patriots do not badmouth their country around the world.”

The minister, however, appealed to NIDO to usurp the initiatives and narratives from those who are bent on painting Nigeria bad amongst the comity of nations.

Mohammed said, “Yes, we have challenges, especially in the area of insecurity. But this administration has not only acknowledged these challenges but is also earnestly tackling them. I make bold to say that no government in the history of this country has done so much with so little.

“The administration came in at a time when the country had lost one-third of its revenue, due to a drastic crash in oil prices. Despite that, the administration has recorded tremendous achievements in the area of infrastructure – roads, rail, power, housing, dams, etc.

“Agriculture, where the country is closer than ever to achieving self-sufficiency in major staples, the fight against corruption, which the administration is prosecuting in an institutionalised manner as well as the revamping of the economy, especially through diversification,” he said.

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