Fayose dared Lai Mohammed to name the looters and recover the stolen funds or apologise to Nigerians.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has been challenged by the Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose, to make public names of the 15 former governors and 55 Nigerians who he claimed stole N1.34 trillion between 2006 and 2013.
He alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is just using the false figures to cover up its clueless solution to Nigeria's economic problems.
“The reality is that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government has destroyed the economy within eight months in power and rather than look for solutions to the problems facing Nigeria, Lai Mohammed and his cohorts are branding bogus figures about stolen money just to cover up their lack of solution to the country’s economic problems,” he said.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the Governor also condemned the APC government for handcuffing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, to court yesterday, January 19 - saying even terrorists were not handcuffed when arraigned.
Fayose said: “Even the masterminds of Mandala and Nyanya bomb blasts, Kabiru Sokoto and Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, were not handcuffed when they were arraigned in court.
“They are turning governance to Nollywood such that when one movie is about to end, they release another one. As it appears that the $2.1 billion arms deal movie is getting to an end, Lai Mohammed introduced another movie entitled N1.34 trillion loot.
“Unfortunately for them this time around, Nigerians have become tired of watching the Federal Government movies, they now want reality. Nigerians are now aware of the scam in the $2.1 billion arms deal movie having seen that the amount those already charged to court were charged with is not more than N10 billion and $2.1 billion is over N600 billion".
The governor, who is known for constantly criticising Buhari, dared Mohammed to name the looters and recover the stolen funds or apologise to Nigerians for lying.