Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Buhari administration has succeeded in nursing Nigeria’s “very sick economy”.
In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the minister, on Friday, Mohammed said this at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on media and cultural relations with China represented by Guo Weimin, visiting Chinese vice-minister of the state council information office.
He said the government was “working assiduously to redeem its electoral pledges, especially in the critical areas of developing the economy as well as fighting corruption and insecurity”.
“Contrary to the lies that are being purveyed daily in the social media, this government has been working assiduously to redeem its electoral pledges. Our fight against insecurity is yielding very positive results,” he said.
“Our fight against corruption is focused and is ongoing and we are resolute and we have resolved that we are going to fight corruption until corruption goes under. We are happy that in this regards, we have a very good partner in China because we are aware and we know how China fought corruption and how China is fighting corruption.
“We have succeeded in nursing a very sick economy and very soon, Nigeria will get out of recession.”
According to the statement, the Chinese vice-minister said the signing of the MOU between the two countries marked a new beginning in the relationship between the two countries, particularly in the area of media and cultural relations.
He said staff training and programme exchanges would further solidify the cultural ties between both nations.