Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reacted to reports that he stated that state of Nigeria’s economy was bigger than President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement on Sunday by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, quoted Mohammed as explaining that: “On Saturday morning, I appeared on a Radio show here in Abuja at which I spoke extensively on the issues affecting our country, especially the economy.”
“To my surprise, my views were twisted and I was reported to have said that the economy of our country is beyond the control of the President.
“This is a gross misrepresentation of what I said. I could not have said our economy is out of the control of our President or the administration he heads. As a matter of fact, this Administration has decided to turn the economic disaster that we inherited to a blessing by diversifying our economy.
“I don’t know the reason behind the gross distortion of my comments on the radio, but whatever the motive is, Nigerians should disregard such distortion and continue to support our President and his Administration to take our country out of the woods.”