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Lai Mohammed "Armed robber sympathising with the victim," Minister slams PDP

The minister said Nigeria would not have been in its present depleted state if the Jonathan administration did not mismanage the country's resources.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has referred to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the armed robber who is "now the one sympathising with the victim."

Reacting to the party's call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the current economic recession in the country, the minister said Nigeria would not have been in its present depleted state if the immediate past administration did what ought to have been done.

He stated this in Abuja on Friday , September 2,  at a forum with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Mohammed said: “While we are not going to indulge in blame game, I think we should also be honest enough to admit that we will not have been where we are today if they had done what they ought to do.

“For the party to ask the President to resign is just a big joke.

“Agreed that Nigeria is not the only country hit by the recession and crash in price of crude, but other countries made savings.

“Saudi Arabia today has about $600 billion in reserve and this is by planning and saving for the future, which the past administration failed to do during surplus.

“This is not about blaming other administration, but we believe that one should be honest when criticising.”

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The minister, however, assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will do everything possible to bring the country out of the economic situation.

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