Lai Mohammed’s tales by moonlight has undeniably assumed epidemic proportions. The question begging to be answered is this: If Lai Mohammed is Buhari’s minister of information, who is he lying for?
It is a contradiction in terms that a government that claims to be anti-corruption, and a president that boasts to be a man of integrity, should have a bare faced liar as its spokesman.
Read some of Lai Mohammed’s epic lies:
- “People talk about the price of tomato but they forget one thing; they forget that the price of tomato today is a direct result of the fact that we have lost two years harvest to Boko Haram insurgency. “Most of the people you see riding Okada (motorcycles) in Lagos are people who would have been in the farm to produce consumable items.”
- “We campaigned on three issues: insecurity, fighting corruption and revamping the economy, and I can say again with all sense of modesty that we have fought Boko Haram to a standstill; we have launched a campaign against corruption with the change narrative, and we are taking steps to revamp the economy. I must say with all sense of modesty that we have fulfilled our pledges.”
- “Today, I can report that the war against Boko Haram is largely won. The entire 70 plus kilometers stretch from Maiduguri to Bama and all the way to Banki which leads to Cameroun and the Central African Republic are in the hands of our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity of Boko Haram that the terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they can no longer carry out any spectacular attack.”
- Buhari presented a document titled “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days.” Lai took it to the next level. Once Buhari became president, Lai did his usual. Hear him: “Buhari never promised to do anything in 100 days, that’s the honest truth.”
- Buhari: “I cannot take credit for the revival of the refineries because I have no input to it, if I say I had a hand in it, it will be a lie and I cannot tell lies.” President Buhari in 2015. “On our arrival,… All the four refineries were in a state of disrepair, the pipelines and depots neglected.” President Buhari in 2016.