Lai Mohammed ‘We won’t abandon our campaign promises,’ Minister says

Mohammed also said that the government had been forced to prioritize its programmes due to the oil price decline.

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Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has assured Nigerians that the Muhammadu Buhari government will fulfill the promises it made during the 2015 election campaigns.

Mohammed also said that the government had been forced to prioritize its programmes due to the oil price decline.

The minister made the comments during an appearance on Channels TV on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

When you campaign, you say you will do a,b, c, but when you win election, you prioritise,” he said.

“We are still faithful to those promises, but as you have rightly said, when we were campaigning the price of crude was $100 a barrel, today it is $30 a barrel so definitely, we will have to downsize some of the things intended to do but this does not mean abandoning those promises.

“You do not make a budget for four years, you make an annual budget and in this year’s budget, we have outlined those parts of the policy that we intend to keep.

“Those we cannot keep this year, we will keep in 2017, 2018 and 2019. This is how government works,” he added.

Mohammed also said that the government will get to work as soon as the 2016 budget is passed.

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