PARIS, FEBRUARY 2, 2017: (DGW) THE Minister of Information, culture and tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that Nigeria is much better today under President Muhammadu Buhari than when the APC took over about two years ago considering the level of comfortable life Nigerians now enjoy as against the level of madness, indiscipline and impunity in Nigeria under Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
While speaking in a chat with the Daily Sun, the information and culture minister admitted that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC was affected by the shock of the level of rot it met on ground when it took over power in 2015 which almost made Buhari to thrown in the towel but decided to soldier on because of his love for Nigeria.
He said the change the change the APC promised Nigerians has started manifesting in every area of their national lives.
According to him, “There is a change today in the way people view corruption than the way they use to view it before. You will never live your flamboyant lifestyle again. There's no denying the fact they now live better and comfortable lives.''
“In 2014 or thereabout when the former President went to Kenya, there were about 100 private jets that went with him.
“Let’s look at it, number one, we promised change and that change has come. There is change today from impunity to accountability and it means a lot. There is a change today from corruption to integrity, it means a lot.
“What we did not know was the level of dirt and rottenness, the level of dirt and corruption is what we did not get. We knew things were bad but we did not know things were this bad.
“We did not know before we came in that there was no savings at all.
“Also, we did not know before we came in, the madness and scale of indiscipline and impunity.
“It doesn’t matter what vision you have but if you don’t have the money to execute it is as if you are doing nothing.
“So if anybody says we are overwhelmed, yes we are overwhelmed but not by the work but by the level of rottenness and we want to clean this rottenness and this is what we have been doing,” Mohammed added.