The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has declared that the 2019 election will be a walkover for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mohammed anchored his claim on the fact that Nigerians are “wise,” adding that the ruling party is working assiduously.
Speaking in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over the weekend, the Minister insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done so much to improve on infrastructure.
He said, “For me, 2019 will be a walkover for APC. I am not saying this because I am the minister of Information but because I know Nigerians to be very wise people, Nigerians know that this government is working.
“One of the major challenges we are facing is that we have refused to put money in individuals pockets, rather we have resolved to make sure that whatever resources that are available to this government, will be used for the benefit of Nigerians.
“I can see what the infrastructure projects we are doing across the country can do in the people’s lives and the economy.
“As a political party, we can campaign on issues. We can say, this is the number of people employed, inflation has fallen for 18 consecutive times.
“Nigerian Stock Exchange has been rated as one of the best 6 performing in the world.
“Under this administration, we have seen the completion of projects. We inherited so many projects because we believe that government is a continuum.
“Some of these projects were started before we came in but were stalled either as a result of lack of funding or incompetence.
“We resolved that no infrastructure will suffer lack of funding, that is why we set up a Presidential Infrastructure Funding N91bn to ensure no project suffers for funding.
“We also took N100bn Sukuk Fund which was shared N16.6bn for each of the six geopolitical zones for 25 critical projects and being funded by the Sukuk fund.”